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Stay Safe Outside In The Extreme Cold

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When we are dealing with such extreme cold, there are dangers involved.

The Michigan Department of Community Health says your best bet is to simply stay inside, and if you do have to go out, make the trips brief.

Always remember to dress in layers.

If you have to shovel snow or do other hard work in the cold, take frequent breaks.

Your body is always working to stay warm, and the extra exertion can harm your heart.

Try to cover up as much exposed skin as possible.

And finally, shivering is the first sign your body is losing heat. Go warm up before you develop frostbite or hypothermia. These are two very serious conditions that can have long term effects on your health.