Feeling cold can be avoided by taking the following mutually reinforcing measures:
- Make sure your thyroid gland is working well. Many have its impairment, but don’t necessarily know it. First, take the lab tests. If your T3 value is not in the upper third of the average values (reference values), you probably belong to them. Often the thyroid gland is not functioning properly because it lacks the nutrients it needs (iodine I, D, Fe, Mg, Se, Zn) or the hormone levels are otherwise unbalanced.
- Harden your skin to grow more veins and a thicker layer of subcutaneous fat by exposing it to different temperatures, also coldness. You soon get used to the feeling, and it no longer feels uncomfortable. Popping outside in the winter barefoot, regular open-air swimming even without a sauna, and air baths quickly increase the brown fat that turns into heat in your body. Always dress as lightly as you can and use breathable clothes. Always wear single-layer clothing indoors and in mild air. Go for a run / out dressed in such a way that it’s a little cold at first before warming up from exercise.
- By adding vegetables to food, and e.g. by drinking beetroot juice, you can make your blood vessels more flexible and efficient.
- Increase muscle mass with regular strength exercise that includes sets that are demanding for you. This will increase your energy anyway, especially as you get older.
- Always wear sleeveless shirts and sandals without socks indoors and also outdoors if the weather allows. Wearing socks and shoes indoors will surely ruin the blood circulation in your feet. The sleeveless vest keeps the middle body comfortably warm but doesn’t make you sweat.