Minnesota is one of the coldest states in the country, so being prepared for the cold is not just an important thing, it's imperative. The most common injury during the cold months is frost bite. Frost bite sets in when you show a white pale appearance and feel numbness to your body's extremities such as ears, nose, fingers, and toes. These parts of your body can freeze up to eight times faster than other body parts. If you start to experience these symptoms, you should go indoors immediately and then seek medical attention.
The next and more serious stage of lowering your body temperature is hypothermia. Hypothermia sets in when your internal body temperatures drops below 95 degrees Fahrenheit. The body can turn a blueish color and it is imperative that you help increase their body temperature. This can be done by warming the person's trunk of their body first and then warming their legs and arms last.