Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Temperature Drops and Keeping Warm Are Important To Me ~ A Product Review

It's that time of year when the temperatures are dropping and you know that Good Old Mister Winter is just waiting to make his presence known. Keeping your hands and feet warm is going to be one of the ways that you will enjoy this temperature drop, really!

snowy scene

Personally I'm just enjoying the beautiful autumn that we are having right now, but, I know that it will be short lived.  I hate being cold. Unlike springtime when the temps are rising, in October, the temps are dropping and dropping quite quickly.

My biggest problem is that walking has become my go to exercise to keep myself fit and sane all at the same time.  I need some time away from my home in order to clear my mind, think about what needs must be met (this is where it gets difficult), and just get away from the source of my stress.

I walk between 5 and 8 kilometers a day (for my American friends that translates to 3.1 miles to 4.97 miles respectively).  This is my routine and has been for the last 3 years.  I have learned to enjoy the walking, but, I still hate the part about getting cold!

Well I have come to rely on a handy dandy and easy way to get rid of that feeling, so that my walks are comfortable in whatever weather Mr. Winter decides to throw my way.  I just happen to love My HotHands!


This pack has a great combination of hand, body and feet warmers, all together. So there is no need ever to feel that Mr. Winter is winning and keeping you away from your much needed walking schedule. As seniors, I and my other half look forward to keeping ourselves healthy and strong. One way we do this is to keep active. Walking is by far one of the Best Rated exercises for Seniors all around the world. You don't need any equipment per/se. Good boots and warm clothing are the basic requirements. Of course hats and scarves help too!  This is where the HotHands come in.  We place these little packets into our mitts and into our boots and both our hands and feet are kept warm and toasty the whole time we are out!  We don't use them every time we go out, but when the temperatures really drop they are a life saver!  

We live in an urban area so that most of the sidewalks and roads are plowed, but if you lived in a very rural area you might also want to invest in some snow cleats for your own safety.  These are handy items that attach to your boots and give you that extra grip when ice and snow become an obstacle to your fitness routines.  If I lived in the countryside I would have these for sure.  Where I live they would not be necessary.  My other half and I don't go walking in the "outer reaches".  We stick fairly close to home.

For those of you who are city dwellers, but still like getting out into the countryside, then I would recommend that these traction aids be a part of your outdoor activity equipment along with those wonderful HotHands! 

Nothing should keep you from getting a good walk in everyday, especially the cold temperatures.  You can keep up your exercise goals with the help of these Hand Warmers, enjoy a beautiful walk in the brisk air and feel comfortable the whole time you are out!

I hope that you will give them a try and keep yourself strong and warm during those winter months when hibernation seems to be the only other alternative.

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  1. I was once working at an Ace Hardware on a Saturday where the Fall temps were dropping and it began to rain. The parents and coaches at a kids community soccer tournament were SO cold. Our store quickly sold out of both rain umbrellas and those hand & foot warmers. It's amazing how having your head dry and your fingers and toes warm can make a difference. Thanks for this handy review, Olivia.

    1. I'm sure they wished they had stocked up on these handy little guys. They are great for outdoor sporting events when you are on the sidelines.

  2. My sister introduced me to the HotHands hand warmer packets years ago since, like you, I hate the cold (and the New England winters can get cold, indeed). They’re a huge help during the worst of the winter.

    1. Glad to know that you already were introduced to these little life savers. Great little stocking stuffers too.....

  3. Lots of great ideas here. They should make great stocking stuffers for my NH kids. Thanks for the ideas.

    1. Yes, they are great stocking stuffers. I think I got my first ones in a stocking before they became a "normal" thing.

  4. What a great idea! I can see how the hand warmers would be beneficial for many things, even when clearing the sleet & snow off windshields. It never occurred to me to put them in you boots as well. Excellent idea!

    1. Glad I could help you get more use out of the warmers. A hiking we will go, a hiking we will go....

  5. We have hot hands too - and use them - and have been doing so for years - of course, living in the area you do, I can appreciate how those cold days can sometimes be brutal - and wow, very impressive how much you walk daily!!! outstanding!

    1. A fellow Canuck would understand the need for these HotHands. I walked and swam for exercise, but since breaking the shoulder, I can't swim too well, yet! I'll get back to it! Thanks for your comments.


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