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Holding a hot drink can even make you friendlier
Imbibing hot liquid can be cooling and warming. If you’re hot, it may warm you up a little, but when it reaches thermosensors in the oesophagus and stomach, these react as though the entire body is as hot as the drink, and turn up the sweat flow so much that, provided your clothing allows it to evaporate, you’ll end up cooler than when you started.
If you’re chilly after sitting still for hours on end, grabbing a tea to warm your cockles is an obvious solution. “When already cold,” says Bain, “it is unlikely that the hot drink will warm you beyond the threshold to elicit sweating – so the drink will mildly warm you.”
My mom always said if you don't have time for a nap, sit with your legs propped up for about 15 minutes with a piping hot cup of tea. At the time, I laughed at her....I was young and had much more time. Years and years later, with kids, and then grown kids, I learned she was right......Hot tea, legs propped up and relax a bit. It gets me through the rest of the day.