Read This Before You Shovel Any Snow!
The blanket of white may be attractive from the inside, but eventually the snow must be moved. Heavy snowfall is not an invitation to suddenly start a strenuous exercise program. An estimated 1,200 people in the United States die each year of coronary artery disease during and after major snowfalls. Moving heavy snow can also place additional stress and strain on backs and joints. Shoveling can be made even more physically strenuous by cold air, which makes it harder to work and breathe. “People need to recognize that snow shoveling is a strenuous cardiovascular workout and they need to be... Read More