UNDATED (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - More than 11,000 people head to the Emergency Room every year because of snow shoveling injuries.
And researchers say that number is likely an under-estimate of people who get hurt while shoveling.
Doctors say most people strain their muscles when they over-exert themselves and about 20-percent are hurt by falls.
About 7-percent were related to heart problems, like a heart attack. Doctors say the combination of physical activity and freezing cold temperatures can be particularly risky.
Cold weather may constrict blood vessels.
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