I remember sitting in a lecture during nursing school about heart problems, and being floored that sudden death is a “symptom” of a heart attack. Really? A person has to die to find this out?!
If you’re questioning whether or not it’s safe for you to shovel snow, take this test to see if you’re at risk for heart disease. You’ll need to know your cholesterol numbers, your blood sugar after fasting for 8 hours, your blood pressure, and your weight and height. This might mean a visit to your healthcare provider for a check up to get your numbers.
It’s never too late to reverse, or at least control, some of your risk factors. Educate yourself, then take action to make yourself the healthiest you can be! Don’t let the snowstorms in life prevent you from living.