Our area is experiencing a significant amount of snow for the season. Roadways are hazardous. VDOT (vehicle department of transportation) and independent workers are working around the clock to keep the roads and store parking lots safe. If you are able to stay off the roads, please do. This will allow VDOT and the independent workers to clean the roadways easier and safer. Driveways and sidewalks don't get cleaned by the workers; therefore, it's up to the homeowner to clear the path.
Shoveling snow is not an easy job. There's an increase of heart attacks during these times. Did you know 45 deaths have been related to shoveling snow in 2016 which was explained in an article written by CBS news? It also stated there was a study conducted which showed 1,647 people died of heart attacks from 1990 to 2006. Heart attacks are the number one killer within the United States alone.
Emergency rooms in hospitals increase their man power when a winter storm approaches the area. While shoveling snow, the body's blood pressure increases and the heart rate. The cold temperatures constrict the body's blood vessels that causes the blood to be more think and more prone to clotting. Anybody over the age of 55 is warned not to shovel snow because these people have a greater risk of having a heart attack. Here are 7 ways to keep your heart safe fro