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Shovel Safety Tips

Winter Shovelling Tips:

Winter is here and that means it's time to start shoveling your driveway! But before you grab your shovel, here are some tips to help you avoid injuries while you clear the snow:

Warm up your muscles before you start shoveling. A few minutes of light exercise, such as walking or stretching, will help prepare your body for the physical activity.

Use a shovel that is the right size for you. A shovel that is too long or too short can strain your back and shoulders.

Bend your knees and keep your back straight when lifting the snow. This will help you use your leg muscles instead of your back muscles to lift the snow.

Push the snow instead of lifting it, if possible. This will help to reduce the amount of weight you are lifting and reduce the strain on your back.

Take frequent breaks to rest and stretch. Shoveling snow can be a demanding task, so it's important to take breaks to prevent fatigue and injury.

If you feel any pain or discomfort, stop what you're doing and seek medical attention if necessary.

By following these tips, you can help prevent injuries and make shoveling your driveway a little bit easier. Happy shoveling!

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