I hate being cold. Really… it’s the worst. Somedays, it feels like it’s so cold that any amount of layers won’t make you feel warm and you literally feel like an iceberg. While moving to a warm climate would solve the never ending problem of being chilly, having proper layers is also a great solution.
Did you know that seasonal snow can cover up to 33 percent of the Earth’s land mass? While this only includes certain times of the year because of the way the Earth is doing right now… who knows what the future holds for us and our polar bear friends?
Three years ago I ended up in the hospital in February with a horrible illness. I think it was because of stress, but my mom says it’s because I wasn’t dressed warm enough. That’s why on the coldest days of the year she makes sure to call me and remind me to wear extra layers. It’s super difficult and annoying to wear long underwear after turtleneck after sweater after coat, but it’s worth it if it means you won’t get really sick.
How do you tell the difference between what is advertised as warm and what is *actually* warm? The answer is simple. Research. Brands like Uniqlo have extreme heat-tech, but if you don’t try it out for yourself, you won’t actually have the best results. Turtlenecks are generally good for keeping your neck warm and leggings are great for underneath any type of pants. Some studies show that it’s not the best idea to wear multiple pairs of socks because you could cut off circulation in your feet, but my best advice is to do what works best for you. Just make sure you’re warm because as soon as you freeze up, there aren’t a lot of options other than running inside to cure your frozen heart and body.