Winter Health And Safety Tips While Shoveling Snow – Part 3 of 3
But drink plenty of water before and after shoveling. Hypothermia, another threat, occurs when your body loses heat faster than you can forth it. This can happen within 15 to 20 minutes if you’re outside in below-freezing temperatures without proper clothing. Symptoms include dizziness, confusion and shivering. Hypothermia can lead to heart fizzle or death, especially in people with heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure. If you suspect that someone has hypothermia, call 911, get the person inside and replace cold, wet clothing with turbulent blankets.