Winter is ending soon and there are a lot of things you might be missing to do in this end of the winter. Winter is ending but it doesn’t mean the cold is.
You might have been counting down the day for the spring but spend some interesting days with this ending winter. Take a look at these which you might be missing doing this winter.
This is obvious, but what if I say you that having a cup of hot cocoa is more than chocolate powder in warm milk? This is obvious that all of us have leftover hot chocolate from November and December, so don’t you think it’s time to finish them off. There are a variety of chocolate flavors from white chocolate, pumpkin spice, mint, caramel and the list goes on.
Drinking hot chocolate is not only the fun in the winter but all it helps in improving the blood flow and boosts brain power. If you have chocolate five minutes after a meal or 20 minutes prior, it reduces your appetite by as much as 50 percent. Taking a small quantity of dark cocoa satiates the appetite and since it prevents insulin spikes, keeps the body’s fat-burning ability going strong.
You can have chocolate by adding some whipped cream and cinnamon stick, a regular cup of warm chocolate powder in milk becomes more like a desert. So when it is too cold for an ice cream party, you can have a hot chocolate party instead.
Go Ice Skating
Ice skating isn’t synonymous with winter in Los Angeles. We’d instead file it under “ways to make it feel like Christmas.” But there are still a handful of outdoor rinks that stay frozen through January and February. Whether you’re looking to glide in the shadows of Downtown’s skyscrapers or in Santa Monica’s ocean breeze, lace up those skates before the plentiful sunshine gets the best of the rinks.
Ice skating can be a great season round activity to keep you active and fit. The stability, control, and strength involved in ice skating, either competitively or recreationally, are key elements in the activity that make it a fun and healthy activity for all ages and abilities.
It focuses on lower body movement which offers great exercise for the building and toning them up over time. The fresh air and sunshine in outdoor ice skating greatly help in unwinding from a long week of work and stress. It also improves the self-confidence as well.
Enjoy the clearest Los Angles Days on a Hike
Climb up into the hills before those sweaty summertime days—and crowds—return. And did we mention the views? The best part of the rainy season (other than, you know, having water to drink) has to be the clear skies that showers leave behind. Just make sure to keep in mind the cooler temperatures and fleeting daylight before you set out on your trek.
People who hike in temperature of 13 to 23 degrees burned around 34 percent more calories than those who hike in comfortable mid weather. It makes you happy when you see the clear sky on the earth which provides a glimpse of outer space.
Have you ever got a load of works or school homework? Try completing your works and homework with a warm blanket and a hot drink with some calming music. It is one of the best ways to spend the load time and make mind depress free. Background music can help fill the silence of late night studying as well as working. I created a skill pill playlist for my work and I enjoy it a lot. It makes the work enjoyable with a music and its beauty. I recommend you try once and feel the differences.
Play in the Snow
One of the greatest things about winters in Los Angeles? Never scraping ice off of your windshield or slipping on an icy sidewalk. But if you’re pining for snow, leave the comfortable 70s in the L.A. Basin behind and head into the mountains. You don’t need to drive up to Mammoth Mountain and the Sierras to go skiing; both Mountain High and the slopes around Big Bear are within two hours of L.A. Ride the ski lift at Mt. Baldy ($19) for a snowy escape within an hour of the city. Or, if you simply want to roll up a few snowballs, follow the Angeles Crest Highway for about 45 minutes—just past Newcomb’s Ranch—and you’ll find plenty of turnouts brushing up against snowy hills.
Soon, weekends can be filled with park trips and beach adventures, but for now, the weather is temperamental, so a movie night can suffice. Romance, horrors are great genres to cozy up to in the dark. It can help you make you feel that you went to some other place which you are seeing in the movies. It only makes you happy but also makes your cold night warm with good and horrible feeling.
If movies aren’t your style or you need a quieter way to relax, pick up a good book. A good book on a winter day or with calming music is a wonderful way to take a break from the responsibilities of life and escape into another world.
You have your hot chocolate made, playlist downloaded, a movie set and books chosen. Time to forget about any work you have to do, and treat the weekend as a weekend. The only way to properly do this is to be comfortable, because why relax when you could relax? Build a pillow fort on your bed in any clear space using four chairs, an abundance of blankets and all the pillows you can find. This will make any chill session that much more enjoyable. This works in making work more enjoyable too.
Celebrate Chinese New Year
Lunar New Year celebrations in L.A. last into mid-February with plenty of events and things to do, from a century-old Chinatown parade to kid’s activities like paper-lantern making. Need to feed your belly for an auspicious year ahead? Slurp some of the city’s best noodle dishes and cheap eats or check out our favorite dim sum. Whether you’re celebrating a long-running family tradition or experiencing the holiday for the first time, join the Chinese New Year festivities for a year of good luck and fortune.
Get Toasted with a Winter Cocktails
It’s getting a bit brisk around these parts, and to cope, we’re swapping out our tiki drinks and ocean-inspired libations with warm, cozy winter cocktails. To help get you started, we sipped our way through our 10 favorite drinks this season. Some are hot, some are not, but all of them are best enjoyed by the fireplace.