Take out the hats, scarves and coats, the cold is here! When the temperatures continue to plummet, we turn up the heat and make ourselves some hot tea, but fighting the cold is no easy task. And bad news: we still have to wait at least two months before the temperatures go back up so well. Madam President gives you 5 tips to fight against the cold
1. We cover ourselves!
It seems obvious but we preferred to remind you: in winter, you must wear sweaters. Warning, all subjects are not equal. To stay warm, put on wool, velvet, silk, angora or cashmere but absolutely avoid synthetic (except for polar, even if they do not protect the wind).
2. The cold is in the head!
There are breathing techniques that allow you to warm up simply by the force of his will. A first technique consists in concentrating to visualize flames at the base of its backbone, another on the heat released by breathing. These techniques even allowed a Dutchman to climb Kilimanjaro in shorts (since you are told it works!).
But the choice of your guard-robe or again the decoration of your house may also have an influence on your cautiousness: curtains, throws, thick carpets, soft cushions and candles in warm colors can give the body an illusion of warmth.
3. Watch out for your diet!
In winter, we eat soup : not only does it hold the big appetites but it is also useful for fill up with vitamins and eat balanced. And most importantly, it warms the body!
So to spend the winter without shuddering, we adopt the "meat" diet, full of proteins: pot-au-feu, veal blanquette, beef bourguignon ... Small dishes that warm! And if you're a vegetarian, bet on red and white beans, beans, lentils, split peas, oat bran, soy, rye bread and dried fruits that are real anti-cold and anti-fatigue remedies
4. One trusts grandmother's remedies!
The rosemary bath facilitates blood circulation and therefore helps to warm up faster.
For a bath: let infuse 200 g of fresh rosemary for 10 minutes before enjoying. You can also add a few drops of clary sage or orange essential oil diluted in body milk.
not recommended for pregnant women and children!
Herbal teas have the gift of warming us up in no time.
Boiling water, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom; you can even add a little honey or a few drops of lemon to it, to prevent sore throats. Ideally, prepare a large teapot to be able to serve yourself several times.
5. Play sports!
Move allows to accelerate the heart rate and therefore boost blood circulation, which allows the body to adapt more easily to the cold. You don't need to get up for a jog each morning, but a simple regular, toned walk can warm up your body. At the office, consider taking a few steps or stretching every hour and at home do not hesitate to do some gym exercises or a massage to activate the blood circulation.
Be careful if you practice an outdoor activity, the warm-up must be longer and your outfit adapted.
Ready to face the cold?