Tuesday, 16 February 2021 08:33

Dr. Debbie Plate's Advice While Shoveling Featured

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Monday afternoon’s heavy snowfall turned to ice later in the evening. Residents of Northeast Ohio, as well as countless other cities and states in the country, woke up to a layer of ice on their cars and driveways.

The snow and ice will have to be taken care of eventually, but depending on one’s health, that may need to wait, according to Cleveland Clinic Akron General’s Dr. Debbie Plate. She joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about taking the proper precautions when not only shoveling or snowblowing in the frosty temperatures, but just being outside in general.

If one has to go outside on days like Tuesday, Dr. Plate stresses the need to really bundle up, stay hydrated, and stretch out beforehand. She says to avoid shoveling in the morning, as those with heart conditions would be at higher risk at that time.

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