(WBBM Newsradio) — The heavy snow we’re expecting creates unique health risks.

WBBM’s Jim Gudas reports.

READ MORE: Eviction Moratorium: What Happens To Renters When The CDC Ban Expires?

Dr. Brian Shortal of North Shore University Health System says as the amount of snow that falls increases, so do the health risks for some people.

READ MORE: Jewel-Osco Store Reopens In Auburn-Gresham, With Space For South Shore Drill Team To Practice

Shortal says there’s also an increased risk of arm or back injuries when the amount of snow you shovel increases.

He recommends taking it easy while shoveling and if possible; shovel repeatedly to reduce the amount you have to do each time rather than waiting for the storm to pass and tackling the snow all at once.

MORE NEWS: Chicago School Board To Discuss 2022 Budget Proposal Wednesday; Teachers Union Demands Redo To Help Students With Trauma