Sip On Something Steamy
Drinking a hot beverage will warm you right up (and of course, there’s nothing like a piping-hot mug against your frigid fingers). And, if you pick the right drinks — like teas and coffees (preferably sans the added sugar and cream) — you could be sipping on some serious health perks: Green tea, for example, is high in antioxidant polyphenols which are able to help our bodies fight against the cell-damaging free radicals acquired through the environment. And coffee, which also contains antioxidants, has been shown in several studies to lower the risk of some cancers.
Spend Time Being Social
If you’re flip-flopping between a night out with friends or a night under the covers, consider this: Spending time socializing could make you feel physically warmer than being alone. A study conducted by the University of Toronto researchers found that social exclusion literally feels cold. So despite the frigid temperatures and the temptation to hibernate, make an effort to spend some time with your buddies.
Take A Warm Bath
Escape the cold with a warm soak in the tub — and sleep better, too. That’s because our body temperatures naturally cool down around the time we should go to sleep. Health.com reports that taking a nice warm bath a couple hours before bedtime can raise your body temperature, prompting a greater drop in body temperature before bed — helping you feel more relaxed.