Winter and morning walks are not a good combination for Raynaud’s disease. However, the many benefits of getting outside everyday and moving outweigh the side effects. The other morning I was out for my walk with Izzy. I was dressed in layers and had on my warm winter gloves. However, about half way through the walk I could feel the tips of my fingers getting really cold. Rather than go into a panic which sometimes happens when they get this cold, a super smart idea came to me, “use your body.” I took off my gloves and placed my hands on my warm stomach. Of course my stomach wasn’t too pleased at first but within a few minutes my hands were toasty again and I was able to put my gloves back on and head home without a problem. Thank you stomach for staying so warm and helping my fingers.