With our first major storm of the season expected this weekend, remember winter storm conditions and cold temps can put an extra strain on your heart. Heavy exertion — such as shoveling snow, clearing debris or pushing a car – can increase the risk of a heart attack.
To stay safe and healthy this winter, remember these tips:
• Stay warm, dress warm and SLOW DOWN when working outdoors.
• Shovel small loads and rest often to avoid over exertion.
• If you feel chest pain — STOP and seek help immediately.
And let’s not forget to help our elderly or ill neighbors who are at higher risk of heart attack. Please, be heart-smart this winter!
Our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. For nearly 100 years, we’ve been fighting heart disease and stroke, striving to save and improve lives. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, and stroke ranks second globally. Even when those conditions don’t result in death, they cause disability and diminish quality of life. We want to see a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.