Delhi: The national capital continues to shiver as it woke up to its coldest morning in two years on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, as the temperature dipped 1.4 degree Celsius at Safdarjung. According to IMD, cold wave or even severe cold wave condition is likely to persist in several parts of north India, including regions of Delhi, Punjab and Haryana for a couple of days. In the view of the dip in mercury, it is important to be prepared for severe winters and take care of yourself. Here are some tips to help you stay warm-
Layer your clothing
The best way to stay warm is to wear many layers. During chilly days, you can cover up in a warm cardigan, a wool shawl, or a soft quilt. Just remember to cover your head to prevent heat loss even if you are inside. Don't forget to scarf up before you leave the house. One heavy coat won't keep you as warm as several layers, and you can remove layers if you start extreme heat in the sun.
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Keep your feet warm
The rest of you will stay warm if you keep your feet warm. When you go home, take off your wet shoes and put on some warm, fuzzy slippers or wool socks. When it's extremely cold or winter is not your season try to wear socks while sleeping too. This will help you keep your body warm during the early morning hours when the temperature decreases.
Drink warm beverages
From the inside out, stay warm by consuming hot beverages. The ideal time of year to keep warm drinks like tea, coffee, hot cocoa, and cider on hand is now. Making hearty soups and stews at this time of year is also ideal. Your kitchen will stay warm if you use the oven.
Take advantage of the sun
Utilizing the energy of the sun will allow you to use a natural source of heat in your residence. Open your curtains and drapes during the day to bring sunlight into your rooms and heat them. This is also a great source of Vitamin D. Simply shut them in the evening to keep the heat in and the cold out.
Warm your bed
Nothing is more uncomfortable than attempting to sleep on a frigid bed. Therefore, heat just your bed rather than the entire house. You can use an electric blanket that uses less electricity. Before going to bed, you can use a hot water bottle that is lined with fleece or wool. In the colder months, you can choose flannel sheets or curl up under a comforter stuffed with down.