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What is it about mowning as compared to other manual labor in the heat ?

Why is it that many men have heart attacks and die when mowing the yard.? I have know quite a few friends of the family, church members, etc. that have had heart attacks and have died when mowing their yard. Many of them were between age 50 - 60. What is it about mowning as compared to other manual labor in the heat ?
Asked On : Wed, 16 Dec 2009
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Physical stress resulting in depletion of oxygen to the heart. Lawn mowers normal overdo for which their heart is not physically capable. Hence acute massive Infarction results and sudden death/death ensues. People in the above age group must be warned not to overdo specially in hot (water depletion) or cold weather (coronary spasm). Precautionary method is to take a sublingual pill prior starting mowing but within limits say 5 minutes than a break than 10 minutes and a break, better on empty stomach, nothing doing after you had your breakfast or a large meal.
Answered: Wed, 16 Dec 2009
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