Touchdown! Football season is in full swing. With outdoor stadiums, being prepared for frigid weather is key. You want to cheer on your team in perfect health. How else will Josh Allen, Tom Brady or any other quarterback hear you when you scream for him to throw the ball?
Here are three ways to stay warm and avoid a cold this football season.
- Bundle Up
Layers provide the best protection against the cold. This includes initial layers like long underwear. The purpose of this layer helps to remove sweat from your skin. Over that, a layer of warmth is necessary. This could include a sweater or jacket. On top, a waterproof layer is essential to staying warm and dry. In addition to layers, hats, gloves, and scarves are essential to keeping your body heat in and your body temperature regulated.
- Socks and Boots
Wear thick, warm socks to keep the toes protected against biting winds and snow. Socks help to regulate body temperature by keeping heat in as well as protect your skin against moisture and blisters. This website lists the best socks for winter weather. For similar reasons, high quality boots are also essential to keep your body warm and regulated. Make sure the laces are tight so brisk air does not seep through.
- Hand Warmers, Heated Seat Cushions, and Hot Drinks
Hand warmers are essential for keeping your extremities warm. For a real treat, check out heated seat cushions. This website highlights the most highly rated heated stadium seats. Also, drinking warm liquids or eating soup from an insulated mug warms your insides. Do not rely on alcohol to create an ‘alcohol blanket.’ This will not adequately protect your body.
If all else fails and you become ill from the cold, use the Cold FAid kit to relieve your symptoms and shorten the length of your cold. The kit provides you with four over-the-counter medications and a research-based strategy. In tandem, the Cold FAid app allows you to set medication reminders, track symptoms daily, and locate local pharmacies or medical care. Additionally, you can email your symptoms to medical personnel or family members. Think of your family and send them a kit for when they begin to feel symptoms. Be ready...Gotta have your Cold FAid!