Nothing about scanners today, but felt this was relevant information for most us living east of the Mississippi!
Although much of the country rarely or never has to shovel snow, the tips below can be applied to many similar activities.
Here are a list of helpful hints for proper snow shoveling to avoid spinal problems. These hints can not only be applied to snow shoveling, but also to many other similar activities. These include the following.
Do a warm-up first. A tight, stiff body is asking for injury.
Layer your clothing. Layered clothing will keep your muscles warm and flexible.
Wear the right shoes. Choose shoes with plenty of cushioning in the soles to absorb the impact of walking on hard, frozen ground.
Use the right size shovel. Your shovel should be about chest high on you, allowing you to keep your back straight when lifting.
Drink lots of water. Drinking water frequently throughout the day helps to keep muscles and body hydrated.
Use proper posture. When you do shovel, bend your knees and keep your back straight while lifting with your legs. Push the snow straight ahead; don’t try to throw it.
Take your time. Working too hard, too fast is an easy way to strain muscles. Take frequent breaks. Use thes tips and you can enjoy the snow and not be running for the Asprin bottle!