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December 29, 2015

What you should know before you shovel snow

By Tameka Davis

In some cities it feels like snowfall might never come this year. When it does, remember that shoveling can provide a good winter workout – but it can be dangerous, too. This is partly because cold weather can increase blood pressure, making blood more likely to clot. Try these tips from Mayo Clinic experts for injury-free snow shoveling: drink a glass of water before you begin, start with stretches to warm up your body, take breaks and stop if you feel tired.

 

 

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