February 10th, 2016

Hawkins

Hawkins

Winter Shovelling:

Even though it has been a milder than average winter, take proper precautions to prevent back pain while shovelling this season. Use some of the following tips:

  • Pick a light-weight, push-type shovel
  • Push the snow to the side, avoid lifting heavy shovelfuls of snow
  • Don’t let the snow pile up, shovel smaller amounts at a time
  • Bend your knees: If you have a shovelful of snow use your legs to lift, instead of your back
  • Take frequent breaks, if you feel chest pain consult our family doctor immediately

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