Wednesday April 1, 2020

Here are Ways to Keep Yourself Warm During Winters

How to beat cold feet in winters

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We all feel cold during the winters. Especially during these winters which have been termed as the coldest winters in 118 years! Pixabay

We all feel cold during the winters. Especially during these winters which have been termed as the coldest winters in 118 years! One of the most exposed and vulnerable parts of our body is our feet. There are several reasons why our feet become and remain cold in winters. These include reasons related to extrinsic causes (surrounding environment), intrinsic causes (due to normal human physiology) and/or specific diseases.

Dr Dhananjay Gupta, Director, Orthopaedic Surgery, Fortis Flt Lt Rajan Dhall Hospital, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi explains what the ailment is all about and hot to beat it.

Extrinsic causes is when normal temperature is reduced it causes the constriction of the peripheral vasculature to save body heat loss by restricting circulation.

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Prevent crossing your legs for long while sitting during winters. Pixabay

High stress or anxiety, causes release of adrenaline into circulation which in turn leads to peripheral blood vessel constriction, this is an intrinsic cause.

Circulation issues are another reason. There is decreased circulation to distal parts of the body and in turn leads to cold hands and feet. This can be due to a sedentary lifestyle, various heart conditions which lead to decreased cardiac output, tobacco smoking, atherosclerosis.

Anaemia also leads to decreased oxygen supply to body parts resulting in decreased metabolic activity at cellular level.

Raynaud’s disease is a condition in which spasm of arterioles occurs in cold temperature.

Nerve disorders: Cause for nerve damage are either external (injury, trauma, burns, frostbite) or internal (liver or kidney diseases, nutrient deficiency, infection). These patients also have additional symptoms of nerve damage.

Diabetes mellitus: It causes narrowing of blood vessels on the other it is also responsible for nerve damage.

Hypothyroidism: Reduced thyroid hormone level leads to reduced metabolic activity and in turn to cold hands and feet.

SYMPTOMS- Either cold feet can occur in isolation or in combination with other symptoms which include numbness, paraesthesia, sores on weight bearing areas, skin changes (rashes, scales, thick skin), fatigue, weight loss or gain, fever, joint pain

Management: If one has cold feet with no underlying condition, then they just must cover up and bundle themselves up in better woollen clothing. However, if on is predisposed to some condition, management is directed towards the cause per se. The approach should be to identify the factors responsible and then to manage it accordingly.

Preventive remedies:

Movement: it is one of the easiest ways to warm up. It acts by increasing circulation and in turn increases the foot and hand temperature. Jumping, running, brisk walking or simply moving around is more than enough.

Thick socks and slippers: warm thick and well insulated socks and shoes.

Warm water foot baths is the easiest and most effective way; instant effect within 10-15 mins.

Heating pads, hot water bottles or room heaters for bedtime.

Heating insoles are ideal for people who have outdoor jobs. They are battery operated and chargeable.

Prevent crossing your legs for long while sitting.

Exercise on regular basis enhances blood flow and is an effective way to prevent cold hand and feet.

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Traditional home remedies like rubbing of hands and feet with onion or bathing in potato water is an effective way to improve circulation.

Problem in preventing or treating the cold feet in winters lies in the negligence to identify the exact cause that is responsible, by the patient himself or by the treating doctor. (IANS)

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Clothing Trends To Keep You Warm Through the Transition Into Summer

Say adios to winter in style

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As the cold wind bids us farewell, here's a list of top trends to keep you warm through the transition into summer. Pixabay

BY PUJA GUPTA

We cozied through the festive season with the latest fashion trends and a pinch of winter love. As the temperatures dropped, you would have clearly seen a rise in your fashion sense.

As the cold wind bids us farewell, here’s a list of top trends to keep you warm through the transition into summer!

Sway in style, gentlemen!

Overcoats – the ideal outfit for every random plan

Too lazy to pick an outfit for a casual dinner plan? Why not keep it cool but hot; style yourself in a white t-shirt with navy blue chinosï’ But wait, does that sound incomplete? Yes, it does. Do not leave your overcoat at home! Finish the look with light shaded sneakers, after all, simple can be stunning too!

Boost up in blazers

A subtle war of style try comforting blazers in those meetings to be a trendsetter. Bring out your best checks and don’t forget to match the colours with winter textures. Isn’t the season all about colours?

Wait for the waistcoats

There is a lot that a waistcoat can do, so let it! With a little effort keep the tone of your waistcoat to earthy browns and pick light colours for the shirt. Play with checks and stripes but keep it light. Now you have another fashion trend in place.

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Blazers can help you stay stylish and warm. Pixabay

Swing in style, dear ladies!

Stroll through the city in your winter coats

Is the chilly atmosphere outside making you feel shivery? What better than a parka or a trench coat to comfort you? You still have a fe days to go before your can stash them away. Step out in style and create your own definition for winter wear. To take it a notch higher, colour coordinate your sneakers as well – voila, a winter style awaits you!

Warm up your tones

Carefully pick out your warm winter tones; mustard and brown can leave you with a glow of freshness. Play around with these colours for a friendly but elegant look to add to your fashion style. Almost a perfect fit for all your winter fiestas! Match your mustard t-shirts or brown tube tops with contrasting cozy coats. Add these to your winter memories while they’re still in style!

Bloom in the offbeat blazers

The ideal plot twist to your winter story is to feel the freshness rush through you as you opt for offbeat colours in business attire. Monochrome must be a thing, but printed blazers will make you unskippable!

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While we are at it, why not try some checked blazers with a plain high neck t-shirt? A vibrant checked blazer sets just the right tone for a meeting but soon unfolds itself as the vibes around loosen up.

To all the fashionable men and women in town, say adios to winter in style. If you haven’t tried them yet, try it while it’s trending! (IANS)