Doctors say it’s time to give your heart a break
Patients don't exercise, than try to shovel heavy snow
As people across the Upper Midwest break out the shovels and snow blowers, doctors say it’s time to give your heart a break.
Doctor David Warren at the Regions Hospital emergency department says he worries about patients who aren’t accustomed to exercising and then try to lift a lot of heavy snow.
He recommends people loosen their muscles before starting, then taking things slowly.
If you start to feel dizzy, Warren says, take a break immediately. If you feel signs of a heart attack or heart condition — such as squeezing chest pain that may radiate to the neck, shoulder, arm or jaw or cold sweats, nausea or vomiting — take a break immediately and if the pain doesn’t go away call 911.