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Old 02-12-2010, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Now I read this. I could have asked Dr. Susan for a note and then I wouldn't have had to shovel the 16-18 inches of heavy, wet snow.
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Old 02-13-2010, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Does anyone remember a time when kids used to come to your house asking if you wanted your driveway shoveled?
Yes, in the dim dark past. Seems they're too busy with ipods and cells and texters and having hysteria attacks of facebook to do anything useful or physical these days.
Let's make that at least these last 20 years days.

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Now I read this. I could have asked Dr. Susan for a note and then I wouldn't have had to shovel the 16-18 inches of heavy, wet snow.
No note, but I think she achieved her goal which is lots of PR.

Job #1, get in the news. No matter that your "expert advice" is BS BS BS.

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PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Just in time for an unaccustomed snow event in the Mid-Atlantic, a Pennsylvania expert reminds those 45 and older not to shovel snow because it can kill you.

Dr. Susan Wainwright, vice chairwoman of the department of physical therapy at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, warns shoveling snow -- an extremely strenuous activity -- can cause those in poor physical shape and not be prepared for the stress of shoveling snow to sustain muscle pulls, back injuries and strains.

Snow shoveling not for those 45 and older - UPI.com
BS BS BS.

So when you turn 45 you become physically incapable of work?

Congratulations Susan, you got the publicity you were after.
Publish or Perish.
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Old 02-13-2010, 02:07 PM
 
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Well cripes I'm over 45 so I can retire now? I think Social Security should pay for it.
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Old 02-14-2010, 11:35 AM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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Unfortunately, a lot of people that get no exercise otherwise, shovel snow, unmasking heart disease that they never knew they had. Every makor snow storm, I get called for at least 1 emergency angioplasty on someone who was shoveling snow. A lot of people are not as in tune with their bodies as the people who read health forums on the internet.
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