Staying warm is essential for our comfort and health–our bodies are more susceptible to colds, infections, and viruses when the temperature drops. Prepare early for the cold, and remember that it’s okay to invest in things, like space heaters and cozy blankets; they can stay with you for years! Don’t get left in the cold–keep reading for tips to keep warm this winter from Creekside Pines, a top Dallas, GA retirement community:
Ensuring that you are adequately prepared for the cold with proper attire is arguably the most important way to stay warm. If you’re planning to spend time outside, you should layer your clothing for maximum warmth. This also provides flexibility, allowing you to shed layers if needed. Depending on the weather in your area, you should have clothing items such as a winter coat, thermal underclothes, warm jeans or snow pants, and accessories such as hats, scarves, and mittens.
Warm feet and hands help you sleep better in addition to keeping your body warmer. We’ve probably all experienced having cold feet, which can lead to full-body chills–sometimes even when we’re covered head to toe in warm clothes! This makes keeping your feet warm a top priority. You can do this by wearing cabin socks with warm boots when you’re outside and wearing cozy socks and slippers inside. Be sure to change your socks regularly, as sweat can make your feet cold. And warm socks always make a great holiday gift, as well!
During the daytime, be sure to open your curtains and blinds to get as much sunlight in as possible. Not only can this allow for more comfortable temperatures, but also more happiness! Plus, it’s a free way to harness warmth.
If you tend to get chilly inside, too, it might be a good idea to invest in a space heater for your home. Not only are they a quick and easy way to warm up a specific area, but they also require less energy than running an HVAC, resulting in lower energy bills. Plus, they are great solutions for smaller spaces, and they can be brought with you if you plan to move to a retirement community like Creekside Pines.
Warm drinks and food can help warm the soul–and body! Consider making some warm drinks such as coffee, cider, hot cocoa, or tea. When it comes to food, the Creekside Pines team loves chili, stew, or yummy soups. Not only are they warm, but they’re also comforting and delicious during this time of year.
One of the most obvious ways to stay warm this winter is by investing in nice, warm blankets. There’s nothing quite like cozying up! Luckily, at this time of year, it’s easy to find blankets in every imaginable color, weight, and pattern, so you can always get exactly what you like. They also make great holiday gifts; every time your friend or loved one snuggle under their blanket, they’ll think of you!
Moving around gets our bodies warm, so what better way to beat the cold? Consider going for walks if you want to get outside, but be sure to dress appropriately. Inside, you can get moving by reorganizing your closet, cleaning the kitchen, playing with grandchildren or pets, dancing, and even cooking.
Remember, staying warm isn’t just about being comfortable. It’s also about helping your body fight off sickness. Here at Creekside Pines, we do everything to make sure our community is warm and cozy for residents, including planning lots of warming activities and meals for everyone to enjoy!
To learn more about residency or schedule a Creekside Pines tour, contact our friendly team today.