Here are some tips from the American Heart Association to help you stay safe this winter.
-Give yourself a break. Take frequent rest breaks during shoveling so you don’t overstress your heart. Pay attention to how your body feels during those breaks.
-Don’t eat a heavy meal prior or soon after shoveling. Eating a large meal can put an extra load on your heart.
-Use a small shovel or consider a snow thrower. The act of lifting heavy snow can raise blood pressure ...Continue Reading →