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Enjoy Outdoor Winter Sports with HotHands Warmers

Fall is the time to take winter preparedness seriously and stock up on hand warmers in bulk, especially this year as it looks like we are headed for a very frigid winter. According to Janice Stillman, editor of The Old Farmer’s Almanac, “This coming winter could well be one of the longest and coldest that we’ve seen in years.” Your body responds to cold temperatures by constricting blood vessels in the arms and legs, limiting blood flow to the extremities and leaving your fingers and toes susceptible to frostbite (in effect sacrificing them) to protect your brain and vital organs...

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Working Outdoors In the Fall with HotHands Hand Warmers

Extreme heat events are increasing temperatures throughout the world. This summer, June smashed record highs with temperatures reaching 111 degrees F.  But don’t let the heat fool you. Paradoxically, this warmer climate may actually contribute to the upcoming extreme cold we are expecting this winter: Normally, the jet stream winds around the Arctic’s polar vortex and acts as a lasso of sorts, keeping the cold air trapped inside. But when the Arctic rapidly warms, the jet stream weakens and elongates, disrupts the polar vortex, and redirects the bitter cold air south. The build up to these extreme cold snaps starts...

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Smart Spring Skiing with HotHands

After a winter of traveling from your kitchen island to your living room couch, actual state-to-state vacations are looking more likely with the availability of the Covid-19 vaccine. Studies show that the vaccines are effective at keeping you from getting the virus; however, it’s essential to continue practicing all of the recommended health measures, including social distancing. So, that indoor party you planned to throw to celebrate your vaccination? Probably not a good idea. But spring skiing, for example, has a lot going for it in the Covid era — it’s outdoors, skiers and snowboarders naturally spread out across the...

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Safer Outside. Warmer with HotHands.

If this year has taught us anything, it’s the importance of adapting to changing circumstances. “Survival of the fittest,” is a term first made famous in 1869, by British naturalist Charles Darwin, as written in his book On the Origin of Species. The phrase suggested that organisms best adjusted to their environment are the most successful in surviving and reproducing. And in 2020, it doesn’t hold any less true; with the current COVID-19 pandemic, people have found a way to survive the months of isolation and have adjusted to the new environment of social distancing with outdoor dining, outdoor fitness,...

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The Essential Fall Accessory: HotHands Hand Warmers

Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer and start of autumn. That’s the exact time when swimming pools close for the season, wearing white becomes faux pas, and the hallmarks of fall fashion (sweaters, boots, and gloves), grace closets to provide a cozy option until coats, hand warmers, and foot warmers become essential. And they will, as the temperatures plunge the closer we get to winter.    Heads adorned with hats also mark the onset of crisp autumn days. Some feel that wearing a hat is merely fashionable, while others believe that wearing one will prevent heat from escaping...

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