Do you ever get cold hands
I'm sure most people do but I seem to have a particular problem with it
what I mean is my hands aren't just cold, they get white
and sometimes it's painful when I put them into warm water.
I think this started years and years ago because I was an ice climber
and I experienced freezing temperatures on my fingers regularly.
At any rate even when the room isn't very cold my hands get cold
and I don't like it.
I decided to try something this year.
I'm putting my hands into alternating hot and cold water baths.
I started this about a month ago and it seems to be working great
I started with a bath of plain cold water coming out of the tap
and another water bath made with really really hot water.
It was hot enough that it was a little uncomfortable to put my hands in it.
I put my hands in cold water for 30 seconds and then I put my hands in the hot water for 30 seconds.
I did this eight times and then I stopped.
And I did this once a day.
Now sometimes I missed a day
but I pretty much continued regularly
and after about a month of that
I changed it.
It was about a week and a half ago that I changed it and
I put my hands in the cold water for 45 seconds and hot water for 15 seconds.
My hands are really getting better these days.
Another thing I changed last week,
I decided to put ice in the cold water so it's really cold
because I noticed after putting my hands in the cold water again and again it was starting to warm up.
Now I put my hands in ice water and it stays icy for the full 8 minutes that I'm doing this.
I did it today already and my hands are feeling pretty good
even though the room is pretty cold.
What do you do for your cold hands?
and do you have a problem with cold hands?
Thanks for listening.