As the winter season soon approaches we start seek out methods of keeping warm. With adequate clothing a top priority, we look for further alternatives to keep to warm and comfortable during the cold winter months. The influence of the cold weather and outdoor presence can have many negative effects on the body. As a sufferer of Raynaud’s, staying warm during the cold season of the winter season can be chilling thought. There are many ways to stay warm and keep the blood circulation moving right along. We will identify some of the more common diy tips and tricks you can utilize in a emergency or non emergency situation to stay warm this winter season.
You can lose 40 to 45 percent of body heat from an unprotected head and even more from the unprotected neck, wrist, and ankles. These areas of the body are good radiators of heat and have very little insulating fat. The brain is very susceptible to cold and can stand the least amount of cooling. Because there is much blood circulation in the head, most of which is on the surface, you can lose heat quickly if you do not cover your head. - FM 21-76 US ARMY SURVIVAL MANUAL, BASIC PRINCIPLES OF COLD WEATHER SURVIVAL, PG 148
In staying warm, we are first going to touch on the power of herbs. Lots of times herbs are overlooked. Herbs have been around since ancient times and have been known to present many benefits and healing properties. There are certain herbs that can also stimulate blood circulation resulting in an increase of body temperature.
Garlic has been used for centuries warmth and to promote blood circulation in the veins and arteries. Ingesting garlic on a regular basis can prevent the accumulation of plaque in the arteries making platelets less likely to clump together. Before going outside into the cold consider some garlic during the cold season to maintain a warm healthy balance.
If you don't mind unusual tastes, you can create a ginger-cayenne blend to quickly boost circulation. Grind ? teaspoon fresh ginger and 1/4 teaspoon fresh cayenne, mix them a little lemon and honey to take the edge of the taste and take by the teaspoon.
You can also increase your chances of staying warm this winter by ensuring a healthy diet. Don't forget to iron up. If your iron is low, the greater consumption translates into more body heat. Good sources of absorbable iron can be found in such foods as clams, tofu, Cream of Wheat cereal, poultry, fish, lean red meat, lentils and green leafy vegetables. (With vegetables and legumes, make sure you drink plenty of orange juice, because vitamin C increases the body's ability to absorb the type of iron in these foods.)
If you like fish, mackerel, herring, salmon and anchovies, rich in Omega three fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids-help reduce the painful blood vessel spasms that cause the shutdown of blood flow. Stay warm this winter with cold water fish.
If you are in an a state of emergency, power-outage or any comprising situation and require emergency heat, remember even tiny tiniest resources can make a difference. In an effort to stay warm, there a few different ways to make a personal heater to keep warm out of everyday common dispensable resources.
|DIY Emergency Heater|
For this diy emergency heater you will need 1 EMPTY pint size paint can, 1 bottle of 70% rubbing alcohol 1 roll of toilet paper, and matches.
Simply remove the the cardboard the center from the toilet paper roll. then insert the toilet paper bunch into the paint can. Pour the 70% bottle of alcohol into the paint can, saturating the toilet-paper bunch leaving some fresh out to light as it will serve as you candlewick. Then simply light with a match. Be sure to use caution and a fireproof base. Be sure to have pot holders handy in the event you need to move your emergency heater. Have a way to tame the flame. Expect a 4-6 inch flame. That might be too much heat for the cooking you plan to do. The metal paint cover works well for this.
|Heated Head Warmer $24.99|
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|Volt Heated Slipper $124.95|
Another great product to help you stay warm year round throughout the common areas of your home or even outdoors with their built in shock absorbing traction soles. Volt rechargeable heated slippers. Great for those with cold feet or suffering from poor circulation. The Volt heated slippers will keep your feet warm all year round and provide 110-135 degrees of pulsating heat for up to 6+ hours per charge.
|Thermo Gloves Heated Gloves $139.95|
Thermo gloves are rechargeable and last up to 5 hours on a single charge to keep your hands warm and comfortable to continue your regular business throughout the course of the day. The heated gloved are equipped with 3 different adjustable temperature control settings to ensure comfort.