It’s that time of year again. Snow shoveling the wrong way can lead to muscle strain and back injury. If you don’t have a snow blower or someone else to do it for you, take some time to review these tips to make sure you don’t hurt your back.
- Keep your chin up while shoveling and use your lower body muscles to pick up the snow.
- Avoid arching your back.
- Avoid twisting to throw the snow off of your shovel, especially if the snow is heavy.
- Try pushing or sweeping the snow away instead of lifting it up, if at all possible.
Additionally, this article from CBS News provides good advice on avoiding other health issues from shoveling.
Hopefully, these tips will help to keep you pain-free and healthy when shoveling snow this year.