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Stay Warm in Winter Temperatures When You Work Outdoors

July 14, 2016

Whether you’re a construction worker, a carpenter, a lumberjack, or work in any of the other countless professions that require you to work outdoors, no matter what the weather, you should be thinking about staying warm in winter temperatures. Allowing your hands and feet to get cold can cause circulatory problems, and spending extended amounts of time exposed to the elements can cause and exacerbate cold and flu symptoms.  For most, these few easy tips will help you to stay warm in winter, no matter what you are doing.

1. Battery Heated Clothing

One of the advantages of working outside today is that you don’t really have to bundle up to stay warm; you just need battery heated clothing. Volt Heats selection of heated clothing includes battery heated glovesheated jackets, heated vests,  and heated footwear.  You can use each of these to comfortably adjust the temperature of your clothing so that you can stay warm while working outdoors. While you might not need a heated jacket liner if you’re doing manual labor, the heated socks and heated gloves can keep your hands dexterous at temperatures below 53 degrees, and can protect your extremities from frostbite in severe weather.

2. Have a Meal before Going Outdoors

It’s very important to have a good meal before you go outdoors. Studies show that heavy meals including proteins from beans and mushrooms, meat, and the fibers from whole grains and wheat (such as in brown or whole grain bread) are excellent providers of heat. Light vegetables and fruits will provide less heat, while starchy vegetables including rice, potatoes, beets, and turnips can be very warming.

3. Layers Not Bundles

Probably the first rule of dressing for the outdoors is to dress in layers rather than one thick item of clothing. Try wearing a form fitting bottom layer, thermal if possible, and maybe the Volt Heated Base Layer with your normal clothes on top. If it is raining or snowing, make sure you wear a water resistant outer layer, and consider wearing wool which stays warm even when wet.

4. Wear Boots

A good pair of boots will protect your feet and help you stay warm in winter temperatures, especially if you pair them with a pair of battery heated socks. Check for work or hiking boots with thick soles, felt lining if possible, and a high calf. The boots should protect your feet from any snow, prevent air from escaping around your ankle, and provide you the traction you might need on icy ground. Remember that keeping warm will protect your body from harsh weather. Even if you just want something to keep your hands warm, you should look into a few good ways to stay warm. Battery heated gloves, heated socks, or any of the items from the Volt Resistance line of lightweight and comfortable line of heated clothing could be perfect for you.




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