Monday, February 3, 2014

BEWARE SNOW SHOVELING KILLS!!!!

It's been a tough winter & it's just half over. Even in Maryland we are having another snow storm and two more predicted for the week. That means many of us will be out shovel snow. But BEWARE SNOW SHOVELING KILLS!!!! Here's some tips to prevent injury and death. 1. Don't shovel! If you live in an area that gets a lot of snow consider a snow blower or make friends with a neighbor who has one. 2. Pay someone to plow/shovel. 3. If you must shovel do some warmup/stretching exercises first. 4. Buy an ergonomically designed shovel. 5. Spray some vegetable spray on your shovel. It'll help the snow slide off easier. 6. Push rather than picking up the snow. 7. Don't overload your shovel. 8. If you throw the snow avoid twisting. 9. Work slowly and take breaks. 10. If you feel winded or have some pain. Stop shoveling go inside and rest! Please use common sense and pace yourself. If you're out of shape be careful don't over extend yourself. A clean driveway is not worth a trip to the emergency room.!

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