From the Boston Herald:
That’s heart-attack snow out there, heavy and wet, the experts say.
Docs say the best way to shovel for both your heart and your back is to pay a 16-year-old. But if you insist on moving the stuff yourself, here are some things to think about.
“A lot of people are out of shape and don’t realize how heavy the (physical) demand is,” said Assaad Sayah, chief of emergency medicine for Cambridge Health Alliance.
He said the messy, wet snow dropped around Boston overnight is exactly the kind that health-care professionals fear . . . it raises the likelihood that they’ll have some heavy lifting to do themselves in the ER today.
Couch potatoes who pick up their shovels without taking precautions account for an increase of up to 20 percent in the number of patients showing up in emergency rooms with heart attacks.
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