Keep Your Feet Warm!

Hidden Valley Lake, California
January 9, 2016 2:43am CST
Whether or not you have diabetes, keeping your feet warm in the winter is really important. Here are ways you can help keep the body temperature. 1. If you are not allergic to wool socks get them. 2. If you are using insoles in your shoes, air them out and keep them dry. 3. If you don't have insoles, make your own using wool to reflect heat back to your body. 4. Due to wool socks, go up one size in your shoes/boots. Instead of size 6, that would be a size 6 1/2. 5. Avoid coffee because they will constrict your blood vessels in the legs and feet. This one surprised me because I used to be heavy coffee drinker. 6. Using plastic wrap or plastic bags can be used around the top of the foot to keep toes warm. 7. Invest in blankets that have pockets or stitch them on for your feet. 8. Keep a hot water bottle in bed with you when you turn in for the night. 9. Smokers need to cut back on those cigarettes to keep feet warm, especially at night. Again, this is a blood vessel issue. 10. Drink ginger tea. Ginger helps promote circulation. 11. Do exercises that will allow you to rotate your feet in directions including flexing and curling. 12. Use sesame oil to massage your feet with. Sesame promotes heat when applied to the skin.
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@UncleJoe (11359)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
9 Jan 16
I think it's easier to just put my feet in my pockets.
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• Hidden Valley Lake, California
9 Jan 16
Feet in pockets is a great idea
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@akalinus (22822)
• United States
10 Jan 16
I have a pair of cloth slippers with a band around the ankle part. I wear them to bed when it is really cold. Once the air gets warmed in them, they keep my feet toasty all night. Worth a try!
@Auntylou (4318)
• Oxford, England
10 Jan 16
@UncleJoe, you contortionist you!
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• United States
10 Jan 16
Didn't know that ginger tea helps circulation ...good to know
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• Hidden Valley Lake, California
11 Jan 16
It's one of the few natural options.
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• Ireland
9 Jan 16
Good advice. Sometimes I get chilblains on my toes in winter from sitting for long periods at the computer and not bothering to turn the heat on. When you're engrossed doing stuff, often you can forget you're cold and only realise it when you stop doing it. For anyone doing work where they're sitting down for long periods, it's a good idea to get up regularly and maybe do some chores which require walking around, increasing the blood circulation to the extremities.
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• Hidden Valley Lake, California
9 Jan 16
That's what I tell my lady. She sits way too long at the computer. That's not good.
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@ria1606roy (2844)
• Kolkata, India
9 Jan 16
Good tips! I would have done most of them, except for the fact that winter has eluded us this year, so can't use them now.
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• Hidden Valley Lake, California
9 Jan 16
You can drink ginger tea any time of the year to promote circulation.
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• Kolkata, India
9 Jan 16
@CrossingBorders I do drink that several times, even in summer!
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@akalinus (22822)
• United States
12 Jan 16
@CrossingBorders Can you make up regular tea and add ginger to it? Would it would at least a little bit?
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@Auntylou (4318)
• Oxford, England
9 Jan 16
Some interesting ideas here. Thanks for the info
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• Hidden Valley Lake, California
9 Jan 16
No problem. Hope it helps.
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