Keeping Cosy In A Winter Wonderland
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With the holidays just around the corner, it's that time of the year where Singaporeans are eager to take a breather from the hustle and bustle of their lives as well as escape the sweltering heat. Be it jetting off to the Alps for a skiing adventure of Germany's Winter Markets, it is paramount to be prepared for the sudden change in climate. Here are 6 tips to help you stay warm:

1.Cover up.

Did you know that three quarters of our body heat is lost through the top of our head? Coats, scarves and gloves can only do so much. Stay especially toasty by throwing on a winter hat or a jacket with a hood. Keep your ears warm with some cute ear muffs too.

2. Layer it.

When it comes to winter coats, most Singaporeans think, “The thicker, the better”. Rather than piling up in bulky feather-downed jackets, try wearing multiple layers of thin clothing instead. Choose natural fabrics such as wool, silk, cotton, and cashmere which are just as warm. Layering helps keep the heat sealed in, and is definitely much easier to move around in.


3. Moisturise.
 
Being in a cold country takes away the luxury of humidity that we experience back home. Increased exposure to the cold air without proper care can lead to dry skin and chapped lips. Bring along an oil-based lotion or moisturiser to hydrate your skin during the trip. They can also be used as a remedy for dry hands or feet. Lip balm or medicated chapsticks which are easily available at pharmacies are good for soothing chapped lips. You will definitely feel the difference!

4.Unwind.
 
Hydrating yourself with plenty of water during the day is essential, but what better way to wind down after a long day out than with a hot beverage?

5. Socialise.
 
According to researchers at The University of Toronto, social exclusion can make you feel colder than if you are spending time with people. Opt for packaged tours that offer a guided winter journey. Make a few new friends and the holiday of your dreams at the same time!
 

This travel advisory has been brought to you by the National Association of Travel Agents Singapore (NATAS). NATAS is a trade association representing the travel agency community. ©NATAS. 2012.

For more information regarding this article, visit http://blog.natastravel.com/2012/08/keeping-cosy-in-winter-wonderland.html.


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