How to Adapt to Cold Weather Fast
For anyone new to Washington State and not used to the bitter cold of our winters, acclimating to the weather can be a difficult adjustment. It usually takes time for our bodies to become comfortable in a new climate and for our tolerance to a different range of temperatures to develop.
When you are indoors, you can rely on your heating system to keep you toasty warm (and our team at Blue Flame to keep it well-maintained.) But once you step outside and head to work or school, the winter weather will hit you full blast. Here are some tips on how to adapt to cold weather fast from the company that keeps you warm: Blue Flame Comfort.
Developing Your Tolerance for Cold
In order for your body to acclimate to colder temperatures, you have to expose yourself to them so that they will start to feel more normal. This might seem counterintuitive when you would rather be curled up in your sweatpants with a cup of cocoa than face the chill. But ultimately you will feel better and warmer on a more regular basis the more you allow yourself to experience extremely cold temperatures. Here are a few ways to start.
If the temperature makes you cringe or you know snow and ice are on the radar for the day, going outside might be the last thing you want to do. But some time outdoors is inevitable, even if it’s just a short walk inside after your commute to work or a trip to the grocery store. Make a conscious decision to go outside and experience the cold weather willingly for a few minutes each day. Eventually, your body will start to recognize the change in environment and adapt to feel more comfortable.
Loose some layers.
When you do go outside, try not to wear your thickest coat and weather-proof boots every time. If you experience the cold in your normal clothes on a more regular basis, your body will feel warmer when you do wear those extra layers. It might sound crazy, but some people immerse themselves in the cold completely by walking on the snow without shoes or shirts. This isn’t a safe idea for everyone, (not to mention it isn’t everyone’s idea of fun). But you can still apply that principal on a much smaller scale and avoid frostbite while you acclimate in a cozy sweater.
While you step into the cold weather willingly and try to leave a few layers behind, warm yourself up by exercising. Walk, jog, run, or bike so that your body temperature will naturally rise. This will help you stay motivated to expose yourself to colder temperatures for longer periods of time and make the process much more bearable.
We hope these ideas help you figure out how to adapt to cold weather fast.
At Blue Flame, we believe in prioritizing our customers’ unique comfort needs. We hope these tips and tricks will help you acclimate to the wintry Washington climate and enjoy calling Mountlake Terrance your home. If you need heater repairs or heater replacement this winter, give us a call.
At Blue Flame, we are committed to an exceptional and eco-friendly experience every time you use our heating, air conditioning, and electrical services. Call us at (206) 388-5667 and speak to a member of our team.