What's better than drinking coffee? Drinking coffee outside.
As your body reacts to colder temperatures, you're less likely to feel thirsty even if you know you need water. This is why it's easy to get dehydrated in frigid weather.
You most likely already know that hydration plays a very important role in regulating your body temperature. However, did you know drinking a hot beverage may warm up your hands, mouth, and stomach briefly – but it won't warm up your whole body?
On the opposite end, apparently consuming too much of a cold drink can actually warm you up as it causes your blood vessels to tighten.
Despite this, you would much rather drink a hot cuppa over a frozen drink on a cold winter morning, because it's more enjoyable to do. Are we right?
Drinking a hot beverage like coffee, regardless of the nuances of caffeine, is actually a good way to encourage yourself to keep hydrated (the mild diuretic effect does not offset hydration).
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We think (and hope) you're not in a severe, frigid situation. If you are, you probably wouldn't be reading this right now, and your best bet to stay hydrated is to drink water.
Drinking coffee outdoors is a nice way to just relax and enjoy your time outdoors whether in your own backyard, al fresco at a restaurant, or while out in the woods.
Since this month's Mission: Remarkable is to drink coffee outdoors, we leave you these five tips to keep your coffee hot so that you may enjoy that drink of yours longer!
The less air in your vessel of choice, the slower your beverage will cool.
'Cause if you liked it, then you should have put a lid on it. Seriously, it will keep the heat in as well as the aroma of the brew.
All you need to do is fill whatever you'll be using with boiling water first, let sit for a minute to warm/prep it up before use.
They're not cheap, but they help maintain the temperature for hours.
You can use a cup sleeve, double up on the to go cup, you can even wrap it up with your scarf! The idea is to insulate, insulate, insulate.
Sipping your favorite hot beverage outdoors is so much more enjoyable when you can keep it hot longer. Whether your choice is coffee, tea, or hot chocolate enjoy your time out there!
We hope this helps!
P.S. Got tips of your own? You're welcome to add your 2 cents in the comments below!
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