Safe Shovelling

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After a snowfall, the snow on an average driveway can weigh hundreds of pounds! It’s better to shovel several times during a snowstorm, moving smaller, lighter piles of snow rather than waiting to shovel everything at once. Try to avoid scooping, twisting and tossing.  Instead, push the snow to the side of your driveway or walkway. If you must lift the snow, keep your back straight and bend at your hips and knees.  You can use your arm on your knee as a fulcrum to help lift heavy shovels of snow.  Take breaks and keep hydrated. If you experience back pain that lasts more than a day or so after shoveling, seek the advice of a chiropractor.