Ways to stay warm in winter



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We’ve all heard about the rising cost of living, and energy bills, in particular, going up and up. But staying warm in winter is still necessary for our comfort and wellbeing, as we can’t simply sit in the cold to save money. However, there are plenty of ways to keep warm without turning the thermostat up. And getting that cosy feeling, whether you’re at home or away, is one of the simple joys of these cooler seasons. So, here are some handy tips to help you snuggle up and stay warm in winter.

Layer up the bed

As we spend a good portion of our lives in bed (if we’re lucky), let’s start with how to keep warm at night. And there’s more to keeping warm in bed than popping on the highest tog duvet. Layering up bed clothes gives you more control over your warmth than just one single duvet. You can add a layer or two of warmth as the temperature drops and easily remove it once you’ve warmed up. So, having a handy mix of a light duvet and a few soft blankets could provide better all-round comfort.

What layers are good for snuggling up in bed with? Wool blankets and down duvets are known to be good for staying warm but for allergy sufferers’ hollow and microfibres are good alternatives. So, why not experiment with a mix of different materials?

You may also find a weighted blanket a good addition. They not only feel like a big hug but can also trap your body’s warmth. Pick the warmest weighted blanket you can find, such as Buzio’s Shaggy Faux Fur Weighted Blanket, to give you the best of both worlds.

cosy bed

Get moving

If you spend long hours at a desk or on the sofa, you’re bound to feel it when the temperatures drop. So, take regular breaks and intersperse these times with some physical activity.

Don’t worry, you don’t need to take on a 5K run in your lunch hour. A five-minute burst of star-jumps or a spot of vacuuming can be enough to increase your heart rate and get your blood pumping, helping you to feel instantly warmer and if you decide to go for a jog outside, you’ll soon feel the warmth as you step back inside.

Enjoy hearty meals

One of the joys of wintertime is the opportunity to cook up some hearty meals. It’s not only a great way to warm up but a good meal will give your body the energy it needs to help you stay warm.

Think flavoursome stews, warming casseroles and hearty pies. If you want to keep your meals lighter, spiced soups are also a great option to help warm you up.

healthy soup

Wear the right clothes

Many of us have been guilty of sitting at home in our t-shirts whilst putting the heating on full blast. So, rather than turn the heating up when we’re cold, it’s time to improve our clothing habits.

Pop on a woolly jumper or even better wear multiple thin layers to help you stay warm. Mountain climbers and explorers have long used this trick to keep themselves warm in cold temperatures. And don’t forget to keep legs and feet warm too. Popping on those base layers, warm socks and fluffy slippers will have you feeling cosy again in no time.

Warm yourself with hot drinks

A mug of tea of coffee is a great way to warm up. And if you’re not a big caffeine fan, a nice hot chocolate or a herbal tea is just as good. But of course, this doesn’t just apply when you’re in the house. Investing in an insulated mug or flask is useful too. Then you can enjoy hot drinks whenever you’re out and about on winter walks or travelling around. Plus, it could save you a (small) fortune on takeaway drinks.

Staying warm


  1. That is exactly what I do lol Soups daily, layering and try to stay indoor as much as possible lol...

  2. All great tips on staying warm. I am guilty of having a t-shirt on in the home and having the heat on blast. At night I turn down the thermostat and I like to layer up as you suggested. The best part of warming up is definitely the hearty soups, stews and warm beverages.

  3. Hearty meals and cozy jumpers, and tea! lots and lots of tea. Those are my to go to during winter and I couldn't be any happier. Great post! thanks for sharing!

  4. We have actually turned the heating off and only put it on of it is really too cold. I actually love snuggly up with thick blankets.

  5. These are all great tips on how to stay warm in winter. I love making hot soup and drinking hot chocolate to keep me warm.

  6. I am always cold and always have the heating on. The rise of heating bills is really an issue - but these tips are helpful.


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