Shoveling Snow Can Be Bad For Your Heart

 An Arctic front has gripped the U.S. for a while now, and many are seeing snow today. But shoveling snow is not safe for everyone. The American Heart Association is reminding everybody that shoveling snow in sub-freezing temperatures can be hard on the heart, especially for those with heart disease. To stay safe, take frequent breaks, and assess how you feel during those breaks; don’t drink alcohol before, during, or immediately after shoveling; wear layers of warm clothing and a hat on your head to prevent hypothermia; if you have a medical concern or question such as diabetes or heart disease you should consult a doctor before shoveling or exercising in the cold; and know the signs of a heart attack and get checked out if you have any of them, don’t hesitate to call 9-1-1. (UPI