How could I warm up my feet while sitting at my desk?

2017-04-21 12:06:34

Sometimes when the weather is cold,

my feet feel cold and uncomfortable while I am sitting at my desk.

How could I warm up my feet while sitting at my desk?

Cold feet is typically a sign of decreased circulation, so whatever you do should aim at increasing the blood flow and probably generate some heat by muscle movement.

The most unobtrusive (but with limits) method is to wriggle and flex your toes. Do "grabbing" motions or stretch and lift the whole foot.

If you wear tight shoes or tend to sweat a bit at the feet, check whether switching to sandals or at least slipping out of your shoes for a bit is an option - if you sit a lot, nobody will notice your feet. Open or no footwear will let sweat evaporate (bonus: no stink) and not interfere with circulation. And fidgeting (see above) is easier. Without shoes, you can even place a tennis ball or other small object under your desk to grab and manipulate with your feet.

If moving the feet alone does not suffice, tr

  • Cold feet is typically a sign of decreased circulation, so whatever you do should aim at increasing the blood flow and probably generate some heat by muscle movement.

    The most unobtrusive (but with limits) method is to wriggle and flex your toes. Do "grabbing" motions or stretch and lift the whole foot.

    If you wear tight shoes or tend to sweat a bit at the feet, check whether switching to sandals or at least slipping out of your shoes for a bit is an option - if you sit a lot, nobody will notice your feet. Open or no footwear will let sweat evaporate (bonus: no stink) and not interfere with circulation. And fidgeting (see above) is easier. Without shoes, you can even place a tennis ball or other small object under your desk to grab and manipulate with your feet.

    If moving the feet alone does not suffice, try to get your whole body in motion. Stand up (e.g. while on the phone), stretch, do some light exercises. If you are glued to your desk all day, your whole body will benefit,

    2017-04-21 14:10:50