Heart health and snow removal

For those of you who still have plenty of snow in your driveway or walkways, here’s an important note for snow removal.

Using a snowblower puts less stress on the heart than shoveling does, but it still elevates the heart rate, which can create problems for those who have heart conditions. So even if you’re fortunate enough to have a machine that can do most of the snow moving for you, be extremely cautious using it if you have a history of cardiac problems.

Better yet – maybe there’s a high school or college student who lives nearby who might like to earn a few dollars pushing your snowblower around your driveway.

To Your Good Health,

Jenny Thompson

Health Sciences Institute

Source:
“Blowing That Snow Away Isn’t Necessarily Better” MotherNature.com