Fall is Here, and winter is coming, so let’s talk about how to keep warm when the temperatures drop. Whether it’s lounging under a blanket with a book or sipping your favorite tea by the fire, autumn brings with it a variety of cozy indoor opportunities that will melt away the cold and put a smile on your face. If you’re worried about the colder weather moving in, don’t fret. Your friends are Senior Living Management are here to help you make the most of this fall season with these 5 heartwarming tips.
#1 Prepare Your Cold-Weather Wardrobe
It’s time to get your coats, sweaters, and thick socks ready for regular wear. If they’ve been hanging in the closet all summer, they might need a light washing to remove dust and odors. And don’t forget to add a touch of fabric softener to your laundry cycle for an extra-touchable feel you’ll love.
#2 Get Your Blankets Ready
It’s easy to get a little chilled while sitting inside a seemingly warm room on a cold autumn day, so make sure your blankets are washed and ready to help keep your fingers and toes nice and warm all winter long. And don’t forget about your bed, a couple extra blankets can really come in handy on a cold night.
#3 Snack on Some Gingerbread
Gingerbread is more than a tasty holiday treat, as ginger has actually been known to raise body temperatures. While the warm and spicy root has been known to “soften cold hearts,” there may actually some science behind this old home remedy. Here’s a little more from Reader’s Digest about warming foods that will make you smile all year long.
#4 Sub Your Coffee for Green Tea
While green tea may not be right for everyone, as it is such a powerful cell protector that cancer patients are actually advised not to drink it, the same Reader’s Digest article suggests that sipping on green tea can actually warm your temperature. Just make sure you consult your doctor before making the switch.
#5 Avoid Alcohol
While alcohol can create a brief warming sensation caused by dilated blood vessels rushing to the skin, the effect is only short lived and will actually leave you feeling colder in the long run. So instead of having wine or other alcoholic drinks at dinner or before bed, consider a non-alcoholic option that might help prevent late night shivers.
Senior Living Management is here to help you live well in every season. For more information on quality senior care in Florida, Georgia, and Louisiana, contact SLM today.