4 tips to keep your heart safe while shoveling snow

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Brace yourself, Hoosiers. A snowstorm is on its way — one that may require some heavy-duty shoveling. 

The task can be time-consuming and tedious, but it can also put a strain on our heart. News 8 spoke with Dr. William Gill, cardiologist and president of the American Heart Association board of directors in Indianapolis, who says you could experience a heart attack as a result from engaging in what seems like a harmless task if proper precautions aren’t taken. 

Click the video above to get the top four tips from the organization on how to stay safe while shoveling snow this winter.

News 8’s medical reporter, Dr. Mary Elizabeth Gillis, D.Ed., is a classically trained medical physiologist and biobehavioral research scientist. She has been a health, medical and science reporter for over 5 years. Her work has been featured in national media outlets. You can follow her on Facebook @DrMaryGillis.