Let It Snow! A Guide to Winter Sports

Don't be a snow flake! Here's how to make the most of skiing, ice skating and more (28 Photos)

Mary Duffy on Jan 1, 2011 at 11:40AM

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Let It Snow! A Guide to Winter Sports

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Heed Weather Warnings

When the temperature dips and the wind whips, your body goes into overdrive to keep your core body temperature stable. That's when your extremities and exposed skin -- as your cheeks, nose and ears -- become vulnerable to frostbite. If you begin to feel numb or a stinging sensation, head indoors and slowly warm (but don't rub) the affected area. If numbness continues, seek medical care. Excessive shivering, sluggishness and confusion are signs of hypothermia, which is a medical emergency.
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