Don’t pick up a shovel if you have a history of heart disease!
Shoveling hundreds of pounds of snow can put a big strain on the heart. And cold weather can increase heart rate and blood pressure even more. People over the age of 40 or who are inactive should be particularly careful when shoveling.
Here are tips on safely shoveling snow from the National Safety Council:
And here are tips on snow blower safety:
Health and Fitness Quotes:
“At the end of the day, your health is your responsibility.”
--personal trainer Jillian Michaels
“We do not stop exercising because we grow old – we grow old because we stop exercising.”
--Dr. Kenneth Cooper
“Travel Light, Live Light, Spread the Light, Be the Light.”
“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”
“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body,
it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.”
-- President John F. Kennedy
“Inhale the future, exhale the past.”
“To keep the body in good health is a duty ... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.”