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Old 03-02-2009, 05:12 AM
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Remember that the larger your shovel, the more weight you're throwing around. This could take a toll on you physically so you may want to consider using a smaller shovel or simply put less snow on the shovel at a time.
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Old 03-02-2009, 05:19 AM
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Shoveling snow often leads to back strain. When you get ready to lift a shovel full of snow, be sure you lift with your legs. This keeps the strain off off your back. Also, taller people should try to find shovels that are longer so they don't have to bend over as far.
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Old 03-02-2009, 05:22 AM
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If the snowed area has places where it is icy, spread some sand or salt so that you can have better traction while you're shoveling.
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Old 03-02-2009, 05:27 AM
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Try to shovel the snow as early as possible after coming down because that's when the snow is the lightest. Once its settled it has a chance to melt a bit and it also gets compacted. Both make the snow heavier.
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Old 03-02-2009, 05:32 AM
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Wear the proper attire to stay warm and avoid frostbite. Be sure you put on water resistant snow boots, insultated gloves and hats and scarves to protect your extremeties. Remember that fleece tends to be the warmest so pile on the fleece!
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Old 03-02-2009, 05:37 AM
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Did you know that snow shoveling often causes heart attacks? This is because people underestimate the amount of "sudden" strain they are putting on their heart. If you're older and/or don't exercise regularly, your body may not be accustomed to such exertion. Take it slow and pace yourself. Also, avoid stimulants before shoveling snow (like caffeine beverages).
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Old 03-02-2009, 05:47 AM
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If your mailbox is at curbside, shovel the snow around it as well as your driveway and sidewalks. This might ensure that you get your mail faster if the mailman can get to it.
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Old 03-02-2009, 05:51 AM
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Do you have some silicone lubricant in your garage. Spray some on your snow shovel. This will allow the shovel to glide through the snow that much easier.
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Old 10-06-2009, 05:41 PM
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When shoveling snow, avoid twisting your body to dump the snow. Instead, move towards the direction you want to put the snow. This causes less strain on your body.
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Old 10-07-2009, 01:02 PM
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Consider purchasing an ergonomic snow shovel. This is a shovel with a curved handle which leaves the blade on the ground at all times, and will help relieve pressure on your back during heavy snowfalls.
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Old 10-16-2009, 02:01 PM
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You don't have to try to shovel your entire property at once. It is recommended that you try shoveling in sections so that you are picking-up lighter snow loads on your shovel. This will decrease the strain put on your body.
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