Doctors warn about the dangers of shoveling snow

Posted at 6:42 PM, Mar 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-22 13:25:10-04

Doctors are warning residents about the dangers of shoveling snow.

They say it can be a significant threat to patients with underlying heart disease. 
The combination of high-intensity work in a short period of time in cold weather can cause stress on the heart. 

Every year 100 people across the country die of cardiac-related causes due to shoveling snow. 
Doctors say before going out you should warm up and consider your health. They recommend that you push the snow instead of shoveling it. If you have to pick the snow up make sure your feet are shoulder width apart, your back is straight, and you bend with your knees. Also never lift a full shovel.

If you have had a heart attack before or have heart disease don't shovel snow unless a doctor told you it would be ok.