Health 3 ways to ensure warm hands and feet throughout winter, according to a doctor

11:31  12 january  2018
11:31  12 january  2018 Source:   countryliving.co.uk

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Wisconsin-based Dr John Brill of Aurora Health Care reveals seven ways to boost your circulation in order to warm up cold hands and feet during winter . Here's why health experts are urging Brits to drink more tea this winter . Washing your hands can reset your brain, according to new research.

Wisconsin-based Dr John Brill of Aurora Health Care revealed to Mail Online a number of ways to boost your circulation in order to warm up hands and feet during winter , and some might surprise you

During the cold winter months, it can feel like your hands and feet are in a constant state of coldness.

This is especially true for those who have poor circulation, and no matter how many layers you wear, your extremities are left feeling frozen. So what can you do to banish the chills?

Wisconsin-based Dr John Brill of Aurora Health Care revealed to Mail Online a number of ways to boost your circulation in order to warm up hands and feet during winter, and some might surprise you...

3 ways to ensure warm hands and feet throughout winter, according to a doctor © Paul Viant / Getty 3 ways to ensure warm hands and feet throughout winter, according to a doctor

1. Wear loose-fitted clothes

These act as an insulation layer as the air in between the fabric warms up too. Because of this, mittens actually work better than gloves. Dr Brill also suggests wearing two pairs of socks – one tight pair and another looser, thicker pair on top.

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When your hands and feet feel frozen, try these tips to get warm . If you feel like your hands and feet are always icy, it's probably due to poor circulation. See your doctor if you have cold sensations, plus any of the following symptoms

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2. Eat spicy foods

Spicy foods encourage good circulation by opening up the blood vessels. Eating a bit of spice also raises your body temperature and increases blood flow.

3. Avoid cigarettes, coffee and alcohol

A good idea for improving circulation is to say no to nicotine, caffeine and alcohol. They can cause the blood vessels to constrict, meaning your hands and feet are more likely to stay cold.

Alcohol is a tricky one, as it makes you feel like you're warming up. But this isn't the case – you just become less sensitive to the cold but your body isn't really heating up at all.

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Still cold?

If you have tried all of these steps and you can't warm up, or you feel pain in your hands and feet when it's cold, it may indicate something more serious. It could be a sign of a blocked artery, anaemia, Raynaud's disease or another medical condition. Visit your GP if you are concerned.

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  The real reason you get chilly hands and feet It may be different to what you think.How many times in the winter months do you hear people citing poor circulation as the main reason for their freezing feet and hands? As it turns out, poor circulation is not the cause. Vascular consultant Professor Whiteley of The Whiteley Clinic says, that in almost all cases, these people are not suffering with "poor circulation" as the blood in their arteries is flowing very well.

“The reason our hands and feet get cold in the winter is because our body prioritizes keeping our vital organs like One way to warm up those extremeties is to boost circulation, and eating for heart health holds the key. According to gearjunkie.com, the Ice Socks from Wigwam are the world’s warmest .

Three Methods:Keeping Yourself Warm Keeping your house warm Keeping warm outside Community Q&A. Like the song says, winter really can be the most wonderful time of the year. Wear a warm hat and thick socks. We lose most of our body heat through our head, hand and feet .

For more tips from Dr John Brill, read on here.

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