Snow Shoveling Causes Death in Men More than Women

A recent study suggests that snow shoveling causes death in men more than women.

Maggie Fox, NBC News, shares a study in which Canadian researchers found a slight increase in both heart attacks and deaths from heart attack in Quebec after a storm. The likelihood went up with each extra day of snow, they reported in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Typically, men are potentially more likely than women to shovel, particularly after heavy snowfalls. Snow shoveling is a demanding cardiovascular exercise requiring more than 75 percent of the maximum heart rate, particularly with heavy loads.

The team studied 128,000 heart attack cases between 1981 and 2014, and more than 68,000 people who died.

A single day of snowfall raised a man’s risk of heart attack by just less than 1 percent, they wrote, and it raised his risk of dying from a heart attack by 12 percent.

Comment:  Chill… Enjoy and Watch the Snow.   Or, get the wife to shovel… (just kidding).

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