As winter is setting in, chances are that your home is gradually getting chillier. But heating your entire home and having it all day long isn’t exactly an affordable option! Here are a few easy tips to solve the problem and keep yourself warm and cozy while working from home in winter.
The best way to be warm in colder months is to maintain our core body temperature or raise it whenever necessary. To do so, you can heat the whole house, or you can heat yourself! You know which one is cheaper, right? So, while staying at home, wrap yourself up in proper clothing. Woolen leggings and jumpers trap millions of tiny air pockets providing insulation. Thermals are great, of course, but layering your ordinary clothing will get the job done too. While sitting, a duvet or blanket covering the legs and waist will help. If needed, add a warm water bottle underneath. You can also snuggle in a wearable electric blanket.
Focusing on Key Areas
Your palms and feet are the key areas of your body, as the temperature of these areas dominates the entire perception of thermal comfort or discomfort. Think of fingerless gloves, insulation socks, and slippers to cover up your feet and palms. When not typing, place your palms in your armpits from time to time to keep them warm. If you got enough to splurge, take the luxury route and pick a pair of heated slippers and gloves each.
Capturing the Losing Heat
Expert mountaineers always suggest keeping the head warm to get warmer hands. The blood vessels on the scalp don’t constrict in the cold as much as other body parts. That means the heat can get easily lost through the head. So, keeping a woolen hat ready on the desk comes in handy. Your body can also lose heat when it rises from underneath the clothing but escapes at the open neck area. So, a scarf or stole, and a buff or polo neck make a great difference here.
This one practice can be a real lifestyle hack for so many problems! While exercising, almost three-quarters of the used energy gets transferred into heat. So, just stepping up and down the staircase with a bit of speed can generate about 100 watts of heating in your body, raising the overall body temperature just within a few minutes. A short span of exercising now and then will literally warm up your body, making a big difference to your general thermal comfort. There’s no denying that it’s great for your overall health too!