Strain less while shoveling snow
RAPID CITY, S.D. -Regional Health’s Orthopedic Center says that they see a lot of strained backs during the colder month, due to shoveling and lifting heaps of snow.
In order to prevent injury Errin Satterness, a physical therapist at Regional recommended that you push the snow rather than lift it. If you must lift it, take small piles at a time. Know your limit and take breaks frequently.
“You also want to make sure that you stay really hydrated because it can get very easy to get too warm when you’re out shoveling and so your body is working hard to stay warm,” said Satterness.
Of course, you want to wear proper clothing when shoveling especially over hands and feet which are prone to frostbite.