No matter what the weather outside, it's always December inside your office. Did you know that freezing office temperature is the number 1 employee grievance according to workplace polls? In most offices, the temperature is set according to the requirements of men. Women, who produce less body heat than men, have to simply comply with it and carry sweaters to work. If your workplace is an arctic region, try these simple tips to keep yourselves warm.
Get a hot water bag: Carry a hot water bag to the office and fill it up. Place it against your stomach, because it's important to get your core warmed first. You can also keep it on your lap or your back as per your requirements. You can also place it under your thighs for some quick relief. Place your hands on it to instantly defrost your hands.
Sip on warm water: It's important to stay warm on the outside. But it is equally important to warm up on the inside. Get a big mug, fill it with hot or warm water and sip on it from time to time. The AC tends causes loss of water from the lungs and the skin; you need to drink water to stay hydrated.
Eat something: As your body metabolises food, your body temperature goes up. Dash to your canteen and eat your fill of your favourite food, warmer the better. Ginger, pepper and garlic naturally help in increasing body temperature. So make it a point to have a meal rich in these ingredients.
Go for a quick walk: Walking briskly can get your motor running. Take a break from work and catch some sunlight outside by going for a quick walk. You won't get your vitamin D if you stay inside all day.
Do the linga mudra: Linga mudra is a yoga hand gesture which helps you generate body heat and keep yourself warm in cold climes. All you have to do is interlock fingers of both your hands and keep the left thumb pointed upwards. Within minutes, you'll feel warm inside.
Carry sweaters: If nothing works, you can always bundle yourself in sweaters, woollens, mittens and scarves. Keep your ears and mouth covered.