No matter if you’re moving for work or for personal reasons, life can take you in many different directions. Moving to a colder place during the winter is often met with thoughts of the challenges of snow and of the negatives of moving to a cooler climate. Luckily, we are here to let you know the benefits you can look forward to for your upcoming move this winter. Whether you are moving locally, or long-distance, take a look at these benefits to living in the cold and use this as fuel to get you excited for winter months and your new home!
- Cold Weather Cuts Calories – Whether you’re hiring moving and packing services or moving yourself, there is no doubt about it, moving is a lot of work. If your move is taking you to the frozen north, I have some good news for you! Cooler weather actually helps your body burn more calories. Because your body needs to burn extra energy to keep itself warm, you can go into you move knowing that you are maximizing the calories by doing it in the cold. Thankfully, these benefits continue after the move as well, so you can use your new climate to your advantage all season long!
- Sleep Better In The Cold – Even local moves within the same neighborhood can take a toll on your ability to sleep. With a move that takes you away from your climate comfort zone, it could take you even longer to adapt to your new surroundings and get back to your perfect nights’ sleep. Thankfully, the cold is here to help get your rhythms back faster! When you go to sleep, your body lowers its core temperature and this occurs much faster during the winter. Also, shorter winter days pave the way for a perfect path to get right to sleep and get the rest you need to tackle the next day.
- Think Clearly In The Cold – Even with the best help, moving can make you feel scattered, cluttered and downright disorganized! If you’re moving to a cold place this winter, you can at least lessen the blows of this mental strain with the knowledge that the child actually helps you think more clearly. The brain needs glucose to function at peak levels, but the body also uses glucose to keep its core temperature down, so, by being in a cold environment , you have more glucose at your disposal to keep your brain firing on all cylinders this winter.
- Allergens Are Allergic To Cold – Suffer from seasonal allergies? Chalk this one up in the win column if you’re new home is located in the cold. Technically, pollen counts don’t exist in the snow so if you suffer from stuffy sinuses, get excited about breathing clearly during the winter months. Additionally, most people that are allergic to pollen are also allergic to ragweed. Ragweed thrives in warm, humid climates, so say goodbye to that menace as well when you move out of your old place and into your new home.
- Cold Weather Helps Lower Inflammations – Just how when you sprain an ankle you put ice on it to stop it from becoming inflamed, colder weather can be good for reducing your inflammation. If you regularly struggle with aches and pains, you could find that your move to a colder climate is helpful in reducing the feelings of these chronic issues. Also, since the cold reduces blood flow, even if it doesn’t nurse you back to perfect health, you will feel the pain numbing effects, similar to applying an ice pack.