Although we haven’t seen much snow in New York City this winter, it’s important to understand the hazards it can bring. For instance, cold weather can put an added strain on the heart, and a physical activity like shoveling snow could bring on a heart attack or make pre-existing conditions worse. To prevent overexertion, be sure to rest frequently and hydrate, and stop if you begin to feel lightheaded or dizzy. In addition, sweat that soaks through clothing in cold weather can lead to a rapid loss of body heat, so be sure to change wet clothes to stay warm and dry.
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