Cold Hands and Feet? Try This!

If your icy hands or feet make you feel chilled all the time or cause loved ones to shriek when you touch them, you may need to boost your circulation. Here are some simple solutions for warming up those cold hands and feet. Do try these at home!

If your icy hands or feet make you feel chilled all the time or cause loved ones to shriek when you touch them, you may need to boost your circulation. Here are some simple solutions for warming up those cold hands and feet. Do try these at home!

Easy Home Remedies for Cold Hands and Feet

  • Eat less saturated fat and sugar. And up your intake of omega-3 fatty acids, found in foods like fish, olive oil, avocado, nuts, and flax seeds, which promote healthy circulation.
  • Quit smoking. Nicotine is one of the most common causes of circulatory problems.
  • Drink more water. Your blood can’t flow properly if you don’t hydrate your body enough.
  • Get some exercise. Getting at least 30 minutes of exercise every day gets the blood flowing and keeps it flowing.
  • Get a massage. Regular massage stimulates your circulatory system to get the blood flowing and prevents it from getting “stuck” and becoming oxygen starved in tight, knotted muscles.
  • Take a hot shower. Stimulating the skin with hot water can also increase blood flow closer to the surface.
  • Drink some wine. Any alcoholic beverage—just one per day, though, to prevent negative side effects — will dilate your blood vessels, including the smaller ones in your hands and feet, allowing your blood to flow more freely. Red wine has the added benefit of containing health-promoting antioxidants, too.
  • Try a ginkgo biloba supplement. Like wine, ginkgo opens up the blood vessels, allowing blood to flow into more constricted areas.
  • Eat something spicy. Some foods—including cayenne pepper, ginger, garlic, and onions—are known for their ability to improve circulation and relax the muscles.
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Jaime McLeod

Jaime McLeod is a longtime journalist who has written for a wide variety of newspapers, magazines, and websites, including MTV.com. She enjoys the outdoors, growing and eating organic food, and is interested in all aspects of natural wellness.

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Geoff

anti-perspiration spray on your feet before putting on sold works miracles

Ramona

You know, I have Raynaud’s and no matter what I do my hands and feet are freezing all the time. Nothing helps. I’ve dealt with this problem for almost 50 years now so I’ve tried just about everything.

Desiree

Doreen posted to use Horse Chestnut Extract – please use with care. As an ER nurse, I’ve seen SERIOUS adverse affects from daily use. Please use with care. I’m all for natural supplements versus medicine where possible – but please educate yourself on the side effects and check with your doctor first.

Kate Sommers

I use natural, organic wool socks for my feet, no sweat no overheating and my favorite brand is Mr Woolly Socks. Life savers for me.

Memory muchemwa

Have very cold feet and hands

Doreen

Horse Chestnut Extract – promotes vein health. Along with circulation, it eases pain in the extremities.

Deron

Co-Q10 also works very well for circualtion

KatyO

Don’t forget to eat some hot peppers…you may also try putting cayene pepper in your socks just a little….trappers used that remedy.

JustMe

Niacin helps too. Small doses (1/2 tablet of a 100 mg tablet) is all that is needed and be sure to take with water and protein. It’s a B vitamin and helps open up all the blood vessels thus increasing your circulation. I’ve also found it helps with my tendonitis in my wrist and the knot in my shoulder muscle – eliminating the pain and inflamation in the muscles.

alaina

Also, pick up some HealthiFeet. It works great. It helps get your circulation going in your feet. It has helped me. 🙂

Dorthea

Thank you very much for the info!!!

James K

Try on a pair of Poly-Propolean gloves and socks.
They wic away water from skin. US Military has been using these for years. I used them when I was stationed in Alaska. Where it gets down to -50 degrees or more.. Plus if they do get wet, they dry out very fast.. A saying in Alaska,” Cotton Kills”. It takes almost 12 hours for cotton socks to dry out..
Yes, also stay away from Nicotine…

Jerry

Thanks for this one, I get this sometimes. This year I will be on omega-3 pills so I hopes that helps. I will also look at the flax seeds which I heard to good for your body.

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