You might want to see a doc about cold hands in the summer, but if you're a woman, this is normal for the most part. Men and women have the same overall body temp (98.6), but a woman's heat is concentrated in her core to protect the womb. A man's heat is more evenly distributed throughout his body. So, a woman's hands and feet (sometimes even arms and legs) will always be colder than the core of her body.
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Last edited at 10:20AM on 12/21/2012
A well known trick to feel cooler or warmer is to cool/warm the hands, feet and head first. They are more "vulnerable" to heat transfer.
If your body hasa bit less than average blood capillaries in the hands, or slender fingers, or perhaps a tinch less activity and hence circulation, then you may then have less opportunity on the heating side to keep hands warm. Its not an alarm bell, its a reminder to have an active body and wear warm gloves or hand warmers before your body notices its cold.
The need to maintain heat increases as you get older, or when you have body aches. Its a natural fact about humans. Thats why furs were used in the past and now we have endless heat packs, hot water bottles, leg arm waist and wrist heat bands, quilts, parkas, down, etc as heat supplying or retaining type items