These past few days, the weather in Hong Kong has suddenly become very cold. Even if you stay at home, you can feel a chill coming through the gaps in the door. It seems no matter how many clothes you wear, you feel cold. But actually, the key to staying warm is to do it right. Remember to keep your body warm to prevent colds and other diseases. This time, I will share with you some tips for keeping warm. Once you have them all, you won't be afraid of the cold anymore.
1. Warm clothing method
A few years ago, the most common way to dress warmly was the onion method. The innermost layer should be made of quick-drying and breathable clothing, such as thermal underwear or wool underwear. The middle layer should be made of insulating clothing, such as down jackets and sweaters, to prevent heat loss. The outermost layer should be adapted to the weather, such as a raincoat in rainy weather. This way, you can feel warm and peel off layers like an onion, but be careful not to wear too much and make your skin dry or cause dry inflammatory reactions. On the other hand, the emerging corn method, in my opinion, even if you enter the room, you won't feel too hot or uncomfortable, and it doesn't look too bulky. As mentioned earlier, wear a warm inner layer first, then a half-collar or round-collar shirt in the middle layer, to avoid wearing high-neck sweaters and obstructing heat dissipation in the neck. The outermost layer should be a coat, such as a long coat, ultra-light down jacket, or a coat that covers the neck. If you are planning to be outdoors for a long time and will be exposed to cold winds, you can wear accessories such as hats and earmuffs to increase warmth.
2. Stay warm while sleeping
In addition to dressing, another place to pay attention to staying warm is when you sleep. Especially on these cold days, I can't help but get up every few hours to check if my children have covered themselves well with blankets and if they're not cold. I don't want them to suffer from illness, so I especially make sure they stay warm while they sleep. If you're afraid your child will get cold while sleeping, you might prepare an electric blanket, but children often move around a lot while sleeping to avoid any potential danger, so I don't give them electric blankets. To ensure that they have enough warmth, I use the "sandwich blanket method" to let them sleep comfortably and warmly. The method is simple: first put the blanket under the bed, then cover it with a big quilt to form a "sandwich." This prevents heat loss. When I wake up in the morning, their hands and feet are warm, so I know this is a good way to keep warm.
3. Eating the right food can keep you warm
A while ago, I encountered different female friends at work, some with children and some younger than me. They all had one thing in common: their hands and feet were ice cold. To lose weight, women often eat low-calorie and cold foods such as vegetable salads or celery, or even fasting, which can cause the body to lack calories and nutrition, leading to cold hands and feet. To improve this situation, you can start with dietary therapy. Recently, I often cook a suitable soup for drinking in the autumn and winter weather for my children - "Chayote pork bones soup with conch & dried fox nuts." It's sweet and my eldest daughter always drinks a few extra bowls. Here are the ingredients and method:
Ingredients ： conch, dried fox nuts, chayote, pork bones, dried tangerine peel, candied dates, carrots
- Cut the conch into small pieces
- Peel and cut the chayote, and carrots into pieces
- Wash and prepare the dried fox nuts, candies dates , and dried tangerine peel
- Prepare the pork bones by draining them
- Finally, put all the ingredients in a large pot and simmer over a medium heat for 2-3 hours
This soup has the effect of nourishing the lungs, tonifying the liver and kidneys, and is especially suitable for drinking in dry weather and helps to boost immunity. Women should not resist eating meat too. Eating meat can replenish calories and nutrition, and appropriate absorption of a little fat is good for keeping warm, so I specially used pork rib bones, which can also provide protein and collagen. This soup is not only good for women, but also for children. During a chat with a pediatrician, he told me that children's appropriate intake of fat is helpful for brain development.
After giving birth to two children, my body has become better and better, and the cold hands and feet situation has improved a lot, just because I maintained a diet habit during confinement and drank a pack of Yusaika Organic Drip Chicken Essence every day. For those who want to lose weight, don't like to eat too much meat, and are afraid of the cold, this is a very good choice. Yusaika Organic Drip Chicken Essenes contains ultra-small molecular amino acids that are easily absorbed and digested by the human body, achieving the effect of nourishing qi and nourishing blood. You won't be afraid of the cold anymore. Finally, remember to keep warm before going out~ I hope everyone can have a happy winter !