WAYS TO STAY WARM (AND SAFE) WHEN IT'S RIDICULOUSLY COLD
BUNDLE UP (AND SWAP OUT THE LEGGINGS)
It might seem obvious, but piling on a few extra layers is a great way to stay warm, especially if you have to be outside. Keeping your core warm is especially important when temperatures dip below freezing, so try wearing an extra shirt or two under your coat.
Worried about looking bulky? Many sporting goods companies make cold-weather gear that is slim enough to be worn even under work clothes.
For ladies who love wearing leggings, try swapping them out for long underwear. Several hiking-gear companies make long underwear that has the same look as leggings and will help keep you warm. A bonus: Most long underwear is meant to dry quickly, so leftover snow and slush won’t leave your legs damp.
INDULGE IN FOODS THAT HELP YOU KEEP WARM
You already know that eating healthfully in the winter is important to fend off colds and the flu, but did you know it might help keep you warm, too? Eating extra healthy fats during the winter can help rev up metabolism, which in turn heats the body, according to Columbia Health.
If your New Year’s resolution was to drop a few pounds, don’t worry — you can always skip the extra fat and try eating warmer foods and drinks. Try soups, spicy foods, hot coffee and teas to fend off the chill!