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How to cope in cold weather

Coping with extremely cold weather when you are used to sunny Southern Africa, can be a daunting experience. However, with the right mindset and preparation, it is possible to adapt and even enjoy the cold weather. Here are some tips on how to cope with extremely cold weather:


1. Dress in layers: The key to staying warm in cold weather is to dress in layers. This allows you to adjust your clothing as the temperature changes throughout the day. Start with a base layer made of moisture-wicking fabric, add a middle layer for insulation, and finish with an outer layer that is windproof and waterproof.


2. Cover exposed skin: When it's cold outside, it's important to cover as much skin as possible. Wear a hat, gloves, and a scarf to protect your head, hands, and neck. Also, wear warm socks and boots to keep your feet warm and dry.


3. Stay active: Moving your body generates heat, so try to stay active when it's cold outside. Go for a walk or jog, go ice skating, or participate in other winter sports. If you're not into sports, try doing some indoor exercises like yoga or stretching to keep your body moving.