“Heat the human not the home” says moneysavingexpert.com
With energy costs soaring, we’ve picked up on a Money Saving Expert’s article (put together out of necessity over desire) that we wish to share with you.
The article explains how people who are at the point of drastically cutting down on energy usage financially, or perhaps out of environmental consideration, are able to take measures. It comes with a warning that must be considered, and with lots of helpful guidance. To summarise:
- There are several methods for heating the human, costing as little as 1p per hour! The list includes:
- USB Gloves, hand warmers and Heated insoles
- Wheat bags and hot water bottles
- Electric heat pads, slippers/footwarmers and blankets
- Try layering clothing (like many skiers and hikers do) and start with an extra base layer such as tights under your clothes.
- Eat regularly and have at least one hot meal a day, plus regular hot drinks.
- Keeping your feet warm will have a drastic benefit to keeping warm.
- Ensure you are wearing the right socks.
- Try and keep your feet off the floor, particularly hard floors, whilst sitting down.
- Try combining a hot water bottle in a sleeping bag - a nifty trick found on forums to keep extra toasty.
- Investigate if you are entitled to Government support.
You can read the full article here.
Helpful solutions on arthr.com to combat the cold weather
When you need some heat therapy on a cold winter's night, our long hot water bottle will be the perfect companion. There are some people who also benefit from cold therapy which can also reduce inflammation and swelling that causes discomfort. We stock a range of long hot water bottles on Arthr.com;
Wheat Bags are lightweight heat packs that provide comfort, warmth, and natural pain relief. A large unscented wheat Bag can be heated in a microwave or oven and/or cooled in a freezer. You can use our Blästa Henriët Wheat Bag which is very useful for heating therapy & it helps to alleviate joint pain, sore muscles and stiffness.
Not only are compression gloves great for people with stiff and sore fingers and hands, they are a good way to help keep your hands a little bit warmer too.
And there's more! Here are products that have proven useful to keep you warm as we head towards colder months, can help towards conserving energy and reduce your electricity bill. As the article by Money Saving Expert highlights, keeping your feet warm and off the floor can make a drastic difference to feeling the cold.