The Snow Dad - Warm hands and feet. The secret.
A neat trick to keep hands and feet warm
One of the biggest concerns of any snow parent is the warmth of your kids. Especially hands and feet.
We surely pay a lot of attention to wear proper ski gloves, warm socks and take advantage of hand and feet warmers. And we are willing to spend a lot of money to get “the right one”. But there is a small trick, that I as a dad have found to be very effective.
Following decades in the snow sports, I found that one of the easiest ways to keep hands a feet warm is through keeping nails cut. Whilst this may seem strange, according to the Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, keratin - the material which out nails are made from - is an excellent heat conductor. As such a 1mm difference in length can expell a great amount of heat from our extremities.
So next time you head out for a day of snow sports or just a day out in winter, check your nails and keep little hands and feet warm.
Enjoy life, enjoy sport!
Andrej Miklavc. Olympian, Author of THE SPORTSKID WHISPERER and CEO of Winter Sport Expert Group