Is snow shoveling good exercise?

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asked Nov 8 in Weather by nuants76 (300 points)
Is snow shoveling good exercise?

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answered Nov 8 by amania (1,960 points)
Shoveling snow manually using a snow shovel is a wonderful workout and can help you lose weight as well.

When you shovel snow with a snow shovel and do it properly you work your glutes, hamstrings, quads, abs, low back, upper back, and shoulders.

Snow shoveling is a good cardio workout but just don't overdo it because there have been people that did too much snow shoveling and actually had a heart attack.

If you do suffer from heart disease or have had a heart attack before then you should really avoid snow shoveling and have someone else shovel the snow for you.

Or use a snowblower or a tractor if possible instead of shoveling the snow manually.

Also if you have a pacemaker do not strain yourself with snow shoveling because it could cause a heart attack.

But as long as you're healthy in other ways and don't suffer from heart disease then snow shoveling is a good workout and great exercise.

You can also shovel snow for people and earn some money doing the snow shoveling as well.

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