By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness
February 3, 2021
“Hey, did you hear about Charlie? He was out shuffling snow yesterday and dropped dead from a heart attack… right in his driveway!”
Sadly, each winter, some version of this story will make its way through your community. That’s because people don’t always respect the very real heart dangers that come with shoveling snow.
Lucky for me, I don’t have to deal with it in my sunny home of Florida. But, believe me, I’ve shoveled my fair share of driveways growing up farther north.
Honestly, shoveling snow is just as hard as running full speed on a treadmill. So, many people with a gung-ho attitude end up pushing themselves too hard. Each year, snow shoveling is responsible for 1,647 cardiac-related deaths. Continue reading