Posted by on Nov 12, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Snow Shoveling Tips from the Ontario  Chiropractic Association.

1. Warm-up.

2. Don’t let the

    snow pile up.

3. Pick the right shovel.  Use a lightweight, non-stick, push-style shovel.

4. Push, don’t throw.  Push the snow. Avoid throwing it.  If you must throw it, avoid twisting and turning – position yourself to throw straight at the snow pile.

5. Bend your knees-keep your back straight.

6. Watch the ice. Coarse sand, ice salt, ice melter, or even kitty litter can help.

7. Wear proper footwear.

 8. Take a break. If you feel tired or short of breath, stop and take a rest. Make it a habit to rest for a moment or two for every 10 or 15 minutes of shoveling. This is especially important if the snow is wet and heavy. Stop shoveling immediately if you feel chest or back