This might be the single greatest piece of health news ever. I'm over 45 and my kids need to pay attention as I am done doing this for good.

Every year, thousands of people get injured doing this.

Every year, dozens die while doing this.

Health experts think the time has arrived for this task to be handed to a younger generation.

What Men of Illinois Over Age 45 Should Stop Doing Now

No more soft tissue injuries. no more pulled muscles. No more lower-back strain. No more heart attack triggering.

Pay close attention to this warning from medical experts.

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Older middle-aged people (yes, this recommendation includes women too) should avoid shoveling snow.

All of the motion required to remove snow from the driveway creates a "perfect storm" for heart attacks. Cold temperatures can raise blood pressure and constrict coronary arteries, and with the intense exertion of shoveling – especially wet, heavy snow – and it can be a deadly combination for an age group widely known to have heart trouble.

Cleaning snow shovel, throwing snow against the sky.

Hey kids, daddy doesn't want to die of a heart attack in the driveway, so next snowfall, it's on y'all to move it. And don't bring up the big red snow blower either, I'm not pushing it anymore.

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Here's to all my grown friends on relinquishing one of the most-hated winter tasks.

Weston Loving
Weston Loving


To my children:  I'll be inside waiting with hot chocolate and a laundry basket for all your snow clothes. After you finish that hot cocoa, I'll show you how to do laundry. Apparently, doing laundry is hazardous to people of 45 years of age, also.

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Teen cleans the snow shovel . Snow cleaning in the yard
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