If you looked out the window today and saw gray skies, cold winds, hard rains, or soft snowflakes, man do I have a special treat for you. It's in the form of a decadent hot cocktail spiked with sunny tropical flavors that will warm you while giving you a blissful buzz. I love spiked hot chocolate and usually make a minty, dark chocolate concoction but this recipe pairs hot cocoa with peach and coconut flavors. Top it with whipped cream and pair with a fireplace, movie, and blanket for a leisurely evening in. Or if you're one of those adventurous outdoorsy types fill a thermos and enjoy this steaming drink while you sit back for the long ride back up the mountain on the chair lift. Take a look at the recipe and read more
After a day of playing out in the snow, you're bound to come in soggy from the snow. And no one wants to slip on wet boots or gloves the next day.
The solution? The Winter Gear Dryer from Frontgate.
Use it to dry your boots, hats, mittens, gloves, socks, or helmet. It even includes boot extensions for knee-high boots. Now your gear will be dry and ready for you to use the next day. Not to mention that getting rid of the moisture will keep your boots from smelling.
You can even use it to warm up your gear. How nice would it be to slip on a pair of toasty warm boots and mittens before heading out into the bitter cold?
If you live in a place where it rains or snows in the winter, $94.50 seems like a small price to pay.
Move, groove, and stay warm in the Nike Women's Soft Shell Therma-FIT Hatphones Cap.
The website doesn't explain much, but when I called Nike, I found out that inside the hat, there is a pocket for your Nano.
There are headphone speakers inside (these can be removed before washing) that have a cord that connects to your Nano.
The wires are all hidden in the hat, so you don't have to bother with dangling wires. An extension cord is included if you have a bigger iPod or MP3 player (it's too big to fit in the hat).
It also comes in black, white, and light blue for $60. It's a great idea if you love to listen to music while outdoors in cold weather.
If you work in front of a computer all day, sitting at your desk can be bad for your circulation. This makes for cold feet and hands, especially in the winter.
Being cold is more than uncomfortable - it's bad for your immune system. It has to work extra hard, trying to warm you up, when it should be focusing all its energy on fighting germs that may come its way. Being cold might actually give you one.
Well, you can keep your tootsies warm with wool socks and warm shoes, but what about your hands? You can't exactly work with down mittens.
Check this out - A heated mousepad - kind of funny looking, but totally gets the job done. It's basically a fish-shaped sleeping bag - just slide your hand and mouse inside and your hand will stay toasty warm.
Too weird for you? How about these $22 USB Gloves. They're heated and have open fingers so you can type.
Want to a look a little more professional? You can also get a heated computer mouse for $22.
Fit's Tips: Stay warm - stay healthy.
Winter brings the excitement of so many different winter sports and activities - cross country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and winter running.
And just because it's cold outside does not mean you don't sweat. Sweating and winter don't mix since once your clothes get wet, they'll stay wet and that will make you cold. Plus if you pile on the layers, you won't be able to move freely which is really frustrating.
What you want to do is wear less. Make sure the base layer (that is your bottom layer) is made of a good wicking material - my fave is made from Smartwool. The wool fibers have thousands of tiny pockets which, like insulation in your house, act as a buffer against the cold. They absorb any moisture and then it evaporates, so both you and your clothes stay dry.
Over your base layer, wear a wind and waterproof jacket and pants. These should be flexible so you can move easily. And don't forget a hat and mittens - these can be easily removed when you start to overheat.