With winter arriving and the colder weather bringing in the snow, it is always important to be safe when going out to shovel. These are some tips to keep in mind when going out in the cold to clear off your driveway, pathway, or anywhere else.
Lift with your legs, not your back. Bend your knees and keep your back as straight as possible so that the lifting comes from your leg muscles, not your back. Never bend at the waist. Step in the direction that you are throwing snow. This will help prevent the lower back from twisting and will help alleviate any back soreness that you might typically experience the day after a hard shoveling job.