Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on October 30, 2012 @ 7:10PM
Created on October 30, 2012 @ 6:13PM
With the snow that fell around the region thanks to Hurricane Sandy, here's something to keep in mind if you're out shoveling snow. Physical activity mixed with the cold temperatures means your heart is working overtime, raising the threat of things like a heart attack.
If you're in poor health, or have any kind of heart condition, make sure you're taking breaks while shoveling. Don't eat a large meal before or after, use a small shovel, and remember; you know your body the best.
Of course, you should be able to recognize the symptoms of a heart attack, or if something just isn't right.
Also, stay away from alcohol because it fools you into thinking you're warmer than you actually are.
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