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Easy Cold-Weather Clothing Tips For The Bitter Cold


If you’re a resident at LIV Apartments, one of the reasons you probably chose to live here is the proximity to downtown offices and universities. This means that you likely have to face the elements on a daily basis during your commute whether you walk or bus.

You’ve probably also noticed that this month so far has been soul-crushingly cold.

If you’re like most of us, you’re probably throwing on a parka and winter boots and hustling to get to the great indoors of school or work. We promise there is a better way. With these tips, you can increase your warmth factor on those bitterly cold days when the outdoors is unavoidable.

Keep Your Core Warm & Dry

The average human’s core temperature sits around 37 degrees Celsius (98 degrees Fahrenheit). When you get cold, your body will always prioritize keeping your internal organs warm – this is why the first thing you lose when you get frostbite are fingers and toes – it’s your body’s defence mechanism for the cold. Your body will always send blood to the organs keeping you alive before anything else.

Interesting – right?

This is why when you’re dressing you should always consider how you can keep your core warm. Wear thin layers that insulate heat. Try materials like merino wool or synthetic moisture-wicking fabrics found in athletic wear as a base layer with a cozy sweater overtop. That paired with a parka should keep all of you toasty, dry and warm. Or, if you have the extra money, you can get one of these heated jackets.

Hand & Foot Warmers Are Your Friend

You may already be familiar with the hand warming packets – you know, the ones your parents stuffed in your gloves on ski trips. Well, the makers of these science-backed hand warmers have since created a whole line of products that generate heat including insoles for your shoes.

If you’re ever going to be outside for any extended period of time, it might be worth investing in some of these inexpensive hand and foot warmers that can generate extra heat for those really cold days. You can find them easily at any outdoors store or Amazon.

Although not ideal for every day use (they can get pricey!) they’re a great alternative for those days where you just need a little more warmth.

Secret Layers

We all know this feeling – your torso and feet are relatively warm because of your coat and boots, but your thighs are numb and you’re starting to wonder if you’ll ever re-gain feeling in your legs. Luckily, there is a discreet solution.

Buying a pair of thin, fleece-lined tights or long-underwear to put under your workwear during your commute is one of the easiest ways to add warmth to your outfit without the bulk. A pair like these, available on Amazon, do a great job at keeping you warm without adding an extra 10 pounds to your frame.

Stay Toasty, My Friends

The cold totally sucks, and unfortunately that is what comes with living in this beautiful country. Fortunately, there is a lot you can do to stay warm while you wait it out for spring!

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