We have already seen plenty of snow, so here are a few tips on how to keep your feet warm:
- Keep your shoes/boots close to a heater, so they are already pre-heated any time you need them. It feels great to start your day with warm boots and your feet won’t need to burn any energy to heat them up themselves.
- Wear appropriate clothes any time your leave your house. A cold upper body will reduce blood flow to your extremities to keep up the core body temperature and consequently cool down your feet.
- Dress your feet appropriately! Thick socks and solid boots are great for a fall hike or to make a snow man, but they are rather counterproductive in an office environment and only result in sweaty feet. Consider changing your footwear during the day if you are facing very different temperatures during the day.
- Don’t cut off circulation to your feet by wearing several socks or tight shoes. Your feet will thank you!
- Consider insoles if you are spending a lot of time outside. Your feet often lose more heat through the sole than through the air around the shoe.
- Jump! You are your owner heating system, so if you feel the cold creeping up, get moving and make your warm blood flow through your whole body.
Needless to say, getting your feet checked won’t hurt either. Call (309)762-7919 for more information.