Winter is here and with her comes the cold. While some enjoy it, getting through these days comfortably is a challenge for many people. Fortunately, there are many ways to protect yourself from the cold and stay warm. Here are some tips and ideas for both at home and on the streets.
Merino wool clothing
One of the best ways to stay warm is by wearing the right clothing. Merino wool clothing is an excellent choice for winter, as merino wool is naturally breathable and temperature-regulating. Moreover, it is soft, comfortable and not itchy, which means you can wear it for hours without irritation. So, if you want to brave the cold, consider a zippered sweater (Dutch: trui met rits) or wool cardigan (Dutch: wollen vest heren) made of merino wool.
Comfortable at home
Of course, when you don’t have to go outside, it’s great to be comfortable inside. Make your home cozy by ensuring a comfortable temperature and adding soft materials such as plaids and pillows. Put some extra blankets on the couch and create a cozy reading nook where you can relax with a good book or a nice cup of tea.
Movement and activity
When you’re inside, it’s important to stay active. Do a yoga or meditation exercise, do some household chores, or start a new hobby project. Movement keeps your body warm and your mind busy, and prevents you from falling into a winter slump.
A healthy, varied diet is important to keep your body strong and protect it from disease and infection. Eat plenty of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and protein sources, and drink plenty of water. A warm, hearty meal or soup is the perfect winter food to warm up your body and soul.
Delicious hot drinks
Heat from the inside is just as important as heat from the outside. Enjoy hot drinks such as tea, coffee or chocolate milk. Add a splash of liqueur to make it extra cozy, or make an herbal tea with cinnamon, ginger and cloves.
In summary, comfortable winter days can easily be achieved by wearing the right clothes, creating a cozy and comfortable environment at home, engaging in active pursuits, eating healthy foods and consuming hot beverages. By taking these steps, you can get through the winter with joy and comfort. Moreover, they will ensure that you stay fit and healthy so that you are ready for whatever the new seasons may bring. So, get out your merino wool sweater, turn on the heater, and enjoy winter!