We are moving into Winter, it snowed this week end in part of Alberta, and we should be aware that colder temps, along with high winds, snow and rain, can increase your heart attack risk.
That’s because your heart has to work overtime when you move from the warm indoors to the cold outside.
For winter chores, be sure to bundle up in warm, light layers. And consider passing off hefty snow-shoveling duties to your teenage neighbor.
Shoveling snow … is considered a fairly arduous physical activity. For someone who’s unfit, that can mean trouble for their heart.
If you do end up working outside, listen to your body and take plenty of breaks.