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Shoveling safety

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While it's important to clear the walk -- it's also important to stay clear of the emergency room.
 
Experts say just 15 minutes of shoveling can be more of a workout than some aerobics classes.
 
Those at highest risk for heart attacks while shoveling include people with a history of heart disease, high blood pressure, smokers, and people who are out of shape.
 

 

The state health department has these tips..
 
Use a smaller shovel, possibly plastic to cut down on weight.
 
Take frequent breaks.
 
Drink plenty of fluids.
 
Don't dry to fling snow long distances.
 
And stop if it gets painful.

 

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