How to prevent a heart attack while shoveling snow

Posted at 12:28 PM, Jan 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-05 12:30:59-05

Up to two inches of snow is expected to fall in Maryland beginning Thursday night. Knowing how to properly shovel snow could save your life.

Shoveling snow can be a physically demanding job and could cause a heart attack.

The American Heart Association issued several tips for how to properly shovel snow to help keep you safe.

  •  Give yourself a break. 
  •  Don’t eat a big meal before or soon after shoveling.
  •  Use a small shovel or a snow thrower.

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