Staying Warm From the Inside Out: Foods and Other Tips
We’re well into October now and that means cooler weather for many of us. Have you started to notice the shift?
Layering clothing is great this time of year but sometimes that isn’t enough, and there are a few ways to stay warmer from the inside out. Here are my favorites:
- Add some spice! Cayenne, ginger, garlic, and other warming spices are fantastic for warming your body up this time of year. You can add them to food or drinks (try some freshly grated ginger or a pinch of cayenne in warm water for a pick-me-up).
- Heat up your water. Instead of cold or even room-temperature water, start drinking some hot water throughout the day. You can start with a cup of hot water first thing in the morning, and then continue to sip on it throughout the day. This is not only great for warming you up, it also helps your lymphatic and circulatory system run more smoothly, meaning you’ll feel better.
- Acupuncture for your extremities. Acupuncture can be very helpful for increasing circulation to your extremities so that your limbs stay warmer. So particularly for people who suffer from very cold hands and feet, try regular acupuncture for it.
- Move your body! Regular exercise, even just 15-20 minutes a day, will drastically improve your circulation and keep your metabolism going so that you can stay warmer.
So if you tend to run cooler in the fall and winter, try some of these tips and see if they work for you.