Winter brings with it tons of fun for people of all ages. Whether engaging in snowball fights, hitting the slopes, or spending the day snowmobiling or snowshoeing through your favorite woodsy area, there's simply no time quite like winter. And by that we mean - it's really cold! Whether you're like us and you live in a traditionally cold locale, or you're a visitor who loves enjoying all that snow has to offer, a big part of your enjoyment is to ensure that you stay warm. This can present a challenge when it's below freezing, but there are simple solutions that will help you get the most out of the winter season without freezing your cojones off. Here are a few tips that we would suggest:
Layer Your Clothing
Human beings lose heat through a process called conduction, which occurs when your skin comes into contact with something cold. This includes sitting on cold surfaces and cold wind blowing against your body, so the problem is all around you. Your best defense is to put on a few layers of clothing. Long-sleeve shirts and jackets are obvious, but you should start with thermal underwear and thick, wool socks, and then follow that up with a breathable layer that keeps the heat in.
Colorado Pro Tip: Adjust Your Layers
While the above tip about layering your clothing will do well in many situations, there are times when you'll want to lighten the load a bit. This is typically the case when you'll be exerting yourself more than normal, such as when you're skiing or snowshoeing. A lack of wind can also cause you to adjust your layers. It will be impossible to avoid sweating, but lessening the layers will help. If in doubt, ask someone at the local clothing shop - they get asked for advice all the time.
Protect Your Head ... Ears ... Neck
Although it's a myth that we lose nearly 50 percent of our body heat through the top of our head, any exposed area on your body can prevent you from staying as warm as possible. For your head, you want to engage in a triple-threat sort of attack against the cold - hat for the top of your head, muffs for your ears, and scarf for your neck. Wearing something that covers your face isn't a bad idea, either.
Eat High-Fat Snacks
As you know, your body operates like a machine, and that means you need to provide fuel on a regular basis to keep it running properly. This fuel helps maintain your energy level and your core body temperature. Snacks high in fat - think nuts, cheese, and chocolate - will keep your body going for a long duration, so be sure to keep some handy at all times and eat a couple things anytime you feel fatigued or colder.
Ditch the Alcohol
Forget what you see in the movies - the idea that alcohol is a good beverage to drink in order to stay warm is a total myth. In fact, alcohol lowers your core body temperature, which means it has the opposite effect than what many people think. Warm beverages like coffee or - mmmmm - hot chocolate will hit the spot and warm your body. Carry a hot drink with you so that you can stay both warm and hydrated.
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