INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -
State health officials warn Hoosiers digging their way out of the latest
snowfall could face health hazards without proper precautions.
wrapping up in layers and stretching beforehand. Avoid heavy meals and
smoking before shoveling.
Commissioner William VanNess advises anyone with heart problems or over age
50 to talk to a doctor before shoveling. He says cold weather strains the
heart, and work outside should be done slowly.
Other tips include
pushing snow instead of lifting it, but lifting with the legs if necessary.