Herdy’s top tip’s to stay warm and cosy this winter
- Layer Up
Herdy’s new oversized, silky soft, fleece hoodie is guaranteed to keep you as snug as a Herdwick in a heatwave. Layer your hoodie over your favourite pair of Pyjamas to keep the heat locked in. Lots of layers work more effectively than one thick layer so why not go old school and pop on a thermal vest too! This season, it’s all about comfort and warmth.
- Keep those Tootsies Warm
Our feet play a vital role in regulating our body temperature. If your feet are cold, chances are the rest of your body will feel chilly too. So, make sure to put on some toasty socks.
Cold feet can also lead to poor sleep. If your feet are too cold it may take longer to drop off. Keeping your feet warm helps to redistribute heat around the body, allowing you to slip into a deep, comfortable sleep.
- Have warming food and drinks
Winter gives you an excuse to fill up on your favourite comfort food! Start the day with a bowlful of hot porridge to keep you toasty until lunchtime. Batch cooking winter warmers like soups and stews saves on energy, and will provide you with a stash of warming meals when you need them most. And don’t be afraid to cash in on those carbs, our bodies convert carbs to energy more rapidly than we convert protein, so a regular dose of carbs helps to keep you warm.
- Hug a Herdy
Hug a Herdy this winter. A Herdy hot water bottle, with its super soft plush fabric, will give you quality cuddle time. Hot water bottles are not just for bedtime. Keep one on your lap whilst watching telly, a good tip if you want to reduce your heating bill.
- Stay Active
Keep on moving! Keeping active is the best way to help improve your body’s circulation. Move around at least once an hour and avoid sitting still for long periods of time. Even light exercise will help keep you warm, take a look at the British Heart Foundation’s guide to armchair exercises that everyone can have a go at.
- Snuggle up on the sofa
Winter nights are perfect for snuggling up on the sofa and watching a bit of telly after a long day. However, it’s easy to get cold because you’re moving less. Wrapping up in a thick, luxurious throw can help keep you snuggly warm. Our generously sized, recycled cotton flock throws are big enough to keep two people snug.