Because winter deserves a takedown.
Last week I phoned my mother to see how things were going and she reported that my father was up on a ladder, shoveling snow off the roof -- which is a dicey thing for anybody to do, but at the time my father was a few days shy of his 90th birthday.
Physical exertion and cold temperatures can be a deadly combo.
"There is so much stigma of what people believe a disabled person is; they don't expect us to be working,” Evans told WCVB
Sub-zero temperatures and freezing winter winds are notorious for moving our workouts indoors. And while we try to cling
Listen to your body -- if you are feeling strained or tired, it's time to take a break. It's better to take the extra time to prepare yourself and do it the right way than to spend weeks with a hurt back. I wish you all a safe and happy winter season!
Millions of people shovel their driveways with no ill effects. In fact, shoveling snow can provide an excellent workout (more on this below). But if you have a personal history of cardiovascular disease, shoveling snow can trigger a heart attack.
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As one matures, the existentialist question intensifies, "Why am I here?" This question becomes most fierce when I am shoveling snow -- over 12 inches, all alone at my home near Boston. I am ready for the rapture. Take me away.
Are you stuck with the unwelcome task of shoveling snow? If you haven't been hitting the gym regularly, you may be waking up with some aches and pains. Here are a few tips to dig yourself out a little more safely.