Massachusetts news station offers tips to protect your heart when shoveling

Clearing sidewalks and driveways of snow may be essential to keep from being shut in, but the American Heart Association urges caution when picking up that shovel or even starting the snow blower, according to a report from WWLP-22News.

Reporter Kristina D’Amours says research shows that many people may face an increased risk of a heart attack or sudden cardiac arrest after shoveling heavy snow. Watch her report below.

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