Snow shoveling can be an intense workout, especially if you’re not used to doing it. The combination of stress on the heart and the cold temperatures can lead to a heart attack. If you’re not in shape, shovel a little at a time, then go in and relax and warm up before shoveling more. If you have sore muscles after shoveling, come in for a good neuromuscular massage.
Frozen shoulder, also called adhesive capsulitis, is a painful condition caused by inflammation and a buildup of scar tissue. Pain and stiffness gradually worsen until the shoulder loses range of motion, or becomes “frozen.”
Left untreated, frozen shoulder often gets better, but it takes a very long time to heal, often years.
Neuromuscular massage can help restore range of motion which will lessen pain, and shorten the ultimate time of recovery.
Heart disease, stroke, diabetes and dementia can all be made less devastating by getting your heart rate up.
Use a device to remind you to get up and stand or take a walk. Your smartphone has a timer, a fitness band will remind you of how many steps you took during the day. Use whatever means you need to break the cycle of sedendary behavior and get moving.
Exercise will help you be a healthier, stronger, and longer-surviving version of yourself.