Friday, February 23, 2007

Got cold feet?

I don't mean the kind you get when you're nervous and change your mind. I mean actual cold feet -- the kind you get when the temperature's below zero.

Here are some tips that might help keep your toes toasty:

  • Make sure your boots fit. If they're too tight, they could be cutting off circulation. And that can make your feet cold.

  • Use thinner sox. That's right. Seems counter-intuitive, but thick sox can 1) cramp your feet and cut off your circulation, or 2) make your feet sweat, which will cool them right down.

  • Spray your feet with anti-perspirant. No kidding. Because dry feet are warmer feet. (Plus they won't stink!)

  • Keep your core warm. The warmer your core, the better your blood can circulate to your extremities, where it can do the most good.

  • Use toe warmers. The little self-adhesive kind that stick to the top of your foot, inside your boot.

  • Look into neoprene boot covers. These can go a long way in keeping out cold air, so your feet stay toasty.

  • Remember, warm feet are happy feet! And happy feet love to ski!

    Be sure to visit TheSkiDiva.com, an internet forum especially for women skiers, where women skiers can connect with one another to talk about everything and anything ski-related.

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