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Winter warmers for your hands and feet

by Colleen P Moyne (Colmo) (follow)
I'm a freelance writer living in the beautiful river town of Mannum in SA, dreaming of the day I can retire from the 9-5 to write full time.
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Winter can be a wonderful time of year. There’s nothing quite like warming our bones by a cosy fire or snuggling up in a fluffy quilt.



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It’s not so much fun, though, for those of us who experience poor circulation. Fingers and toes can be a challenge to keep warm on a chilly day – or a chilly night.

There are some simple measures we can take and here are just a few that are worth a try:

First – and most importantly – ensure that you are always well hydrated. Without sufficient hydration, our blood thickens and circulates less efficiently to our extremities.

Cut down on caffeine – caffeine constricts the blood vessels in your feet and legs.

Wear well-fitting, good quality (preferably cotton) socks. If you can tolerate socks in bed, go for something soft and fluffy and not too tight. The issue here, though, is that as you move around during the night, the socks can come off. In this case, consider ‘onesie’ pyjamas with encased feet, or even a pair of comfortable tights.

Throw an extra blanket across the foot of your bed to add a bit of extra warmth.

For cold hands, wear a pair of cotton or thermal gloves. Most fingerless gloves defeat the purpose of wearing gloves in the first place because it’s our fingers that we want to keep warm. So if you find gloves too restricting, cut just the tips off a pair of regular gloves, leaving most of the fingers covered.



Winter, Cold, Gloves
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Consider the old-fashioned muff. These were used way back in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and for a few years in the nineteen-forties and fifties. If you don’t need to be using your hands (sitting watching television or a sporting match for example) a muff can be a cosy alternative. These are simple to make.

Add a spoonful of cayenne pepper to some talcum powder and sprinkle into the toes of your socks.



Winter, Cold, Gloves
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Make a warming foot-soak with some simple ingredients. Try 6 drops of Eucalyptus oil and 2 tablespoons of Epsom salts in warm water.
Or this one – 2 teaspoons each of ginger, mustard, cayenne pepper and black pepper steeped in hot water.

Mix a half teaspoon each of cayenne pepper, ground ginger and ground cinnamon into some olive oil or vegetable oil and massage into your hands and feet.



Winter, Cold, Gloves
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Drinking ginger ale, ginger beer or ginger tea all help to improve circulation.

If you find that your cold feet and hands persist or that you experience other symptoms like numbness, tingling or cramps, then a visit to your GP is recommended.

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