5 tips for keeping warm during winter with Noize
“Winter is coming”, as we all quote over and over again from the Starks in Game of Thrones. December 22nd marks the first day of winter, but it doesn’t quite feel like it with the warm weather lately. Can’t complain though, I hope it stays this way until spring (*wishful thinking). Whether the snow or cold air is your friend or foe, here are five survival tips to help you through the winter – especially in Canada.
1. Dress for it
If you want to have a fun and safe winter, it’s important to learn how to dress appropriately for the winter. I highly recommend wearing a wind-proof, water-resistant parka like this Noize Kennedy parka. I love to cover myself up in a long parka to cover the pulse points especially on cold windy days.
2. Layer it up
The outdoors could create less blood flow if you’re standing out for too long so it’s best to layer your clothing to regulate your body temperature, whether inside or outside. Add a few mid-layers topped with a shell parka or coat.
3. Avoid Cotton
If there is one thing I’ve learned from my textile knowledge course in school, that is to avoid cotton during this time. Think about it, have you ever got your socks wet from the snow or wet rain? Cotton does not dry fast and it actually absorbs the heat from your body. That’s why it feels like your socks are not drying up even if you try to avoid getting wet again.
4. Don’t forget your extremities
After you nail the first three steps, it’s time to finish off your outfit with keeping your extremities warm and toasty too. These include your head, hands, ears, and feet. I don’t know about you but these terminal parts of my body has to stay warm at all times. This part is crucial to me because my ears causes an instant migraine if I’m standing outside for about 10 minutes and my face blows up into hives at the same time. This would be a good time to accessorize with a headband, ear muffs, gloves/mittens and wool socks to survive the winter.
5. Winter treats
Last but not least, the winter season calls for hot chocolate and all other yummy hot beverages like a hot chestnut latte personalized to your liking. It’s a great feeling when you’re outside for long hours, so go for it!
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