How does keeping your wrists warm help keep your fingers warmer?
We are often told that our fingerless gloves and wrist warmers really help people who suffer with cold hands...and at the same time lots of people ask us how is it possible to have warmer hands when your fingers aren't covered? Well...here's what we know...
It is well known that in hot weather running cold water over your wrists helps to cool you down. Well, the reverse is true too; if you keep your wrists warm then the blood in your hands stays warmer.
Whether you choose to stay cosier with our fingerless gloves, wrist warmers or a homemade version (the end of an old pair of wool socks will do the job nicely) keeping those wrists covered is what will help. We are also told that it's keeping the wrists covered all day that makes the most difference. If you cover your wrists when you are still warm from bed and keep them cosy all day you'll feel more benefit than wearing gloves, which are often on and off all the time. If you suffer badly with cold hands then wrist warmers and gloves worn together can be a good idea; it's best not to think of it as an either/or situation.
I've blogged about this before so if you'd like more information about how keeping the wrists warm can help Raynaud's sufferers click here. There are also some testimonials on the page because we don't just want you to take our word for it.