Now that the winter season is upon us, you may find yourself buried in snow. Your first instinct may be to grab a shovel – but if you are not prepared, you are putting yourself at risk for strain or injury. Be sure to choose an ergonomic shovel and wear boots with a tough grip to prevent you from falling. Avoid twisting your low back if you have to lift snow rather than push it to one side. Pivot your entire body instead. Always try to keep your core engaged and maintain a flat back. Lastly, SLOW IT DOWN. Take your time shovelling to avoid injury.
Keeping your driveway clean doesn’t have to be a pain in the back if you focus on warming up beforehand. These are a few simple stretches you can do to warm up:
If you would like more exercise tips or would like to get a check-up before you head out in the snow, call us at 905-420-4325 to schedule an appointment with me. Together, let’s get you in shape for the winter season!
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