If you get painfully cold hands and feet this is for you…

by Laura Agar Wilson on December 10, 2013

in health and wellbeing, sponsored post

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For as long as I can remember I’ve had cold hands and feet.  My Nana used to say ‘if you have warm feet you’ll be warm all over’ – not sure quite how true that is, but it certainly makes a difference when you hands and feet are toasty warm! Occasionally I do get a kind of low level Raynauds Syndrome, but not as severe as some people I know. I also noticed a big difference as I gained weight back from when I was at my smallest. 

To try and combat it, I’ve tried different kinds of gloves – especially for when I was running as I used to be in agony! I’ve also tried those gel hand warmers, but to be honest they have always been rubbish when I have tried to use them, so I was very interested in finding out more about these new HotHands Hand Warmers:

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They are air activated and come in a handy plastic packet. You only get one use out of them, but unlike some gel hand warmers – these work! I really love these, I am so glad I found about about them now before any snow hits – I’ll be carrying them in my bag for cold emergencies! I also tried the insole foot warmers:

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These are also brilliant. I was in a work meeting in a stupidly cold office last week, so I discreetly popped these inside my boots and they made me feel so much more comfortable. Maybe my Nana was right! They certainly helped get rid of that ‘chilled to the bone’ feeling.

I was also impressed that they stayed in place within my shoes quite well. I can’t say if they stay warm for that whole 9 hours as I never used them for that long, but they certainly stayed warm for well over a couple of hours which is long enough for most of us I think. As well as runners, these would be great for anyone working outdoors in the winter, also for walkers too.

In addition to the hand and feet warmers I have also tried some relaxing eye packs:

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These also work so well, I’ve been popping them on before bed to help me relax. I can see how they could be great if you suffered from headaches too!

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HotHands products are sold by Kobayashi Healthcare. You can buy a pack of 3 warming eye packs from Boots for £4.99 via their website and in larger Boots stores in the sleep / relaxation section. The HotHands hand and feet warmers are also available from Boots, as well as Tesco and Morrison’s for £1 a pair. 

Do you suffer from cold hands and feet? What do you do to try and keep them warm?

*post sponsored by Kobayashi Healthcare, all content and opinions are my own. Seriously these rock. 

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Kat/HappyHealthy365 December 10, 2013 at 9:42 am

This is so me. I have extremely cold hands. I love these little hot packets, I could not live without them. They are life savers and were incredibly helpful for my 20-miler during marathon training (in the dead of winter with -20, -30 and eve -40C temps).
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Laura December 11, 2013 at 10:06 am

Oh my word, that sounds so crazy cold! I can imagine these being essential!

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Mary December 10, 2013 at 10:22 am

For as long as I can remember my hands have turned purply-blue and become painful in Winter and I’m always looking for new ideas to prevent this. Thanks for sharing…definitely worth checking out the next time I’m in Tesco. :)
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Laura December 11, 2013 at 10:07 am

Really hope these help you, I’m so glad I have them stashed in my handbag for emergencies!

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Katie @ Peace Love & Oats December 10, 2013 at 2:07 pm

I have Raynauds and it can be a real pain (haha literally!). My fingers can even go numb in the summer when I’m just holding a cold drink!
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Laura December 11, 2013 at 10:08 am

Blimey that must be quite severe. My sister gets it like that too, it’s not fun!

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Emma December 10, 2013 at 8:22 pm

I hate having such cold hands but I get chilblains so putting direct heat on my fingers and toes just makes them worse. Not too fun!
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Laura December 11, 2013 at 10:08 am

I’ve been so lucky not to get chilblains, one of my friends used to get them from warming up against the radiator!

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Maria @ runningcupcake December 10, 2013 at 8:33 pm

I was looking for some of those hot packs for feet last winter, as I always get chilllains in my toes- the doctor checked the circulation and it was fine, but my feet just get cold and never warm up- playground duty in the winter does it for me!
I have some of the gel hand warmers, and they work, but the boiling them to reactivate them is such a pain.
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Laura December 11, 2013 at 10:09 am

I wish those gel handwarmers had worked for me, maybe because I was getting cheapo ones! I think those foot warmers would be great for playground duty, I’m going to use them for when I’m out walking anywhere!

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