Tips for Safe and Injury Free Snow Shoveling in Michigan
Before we help you out with simple tips you can follow for safe and injury free snow shoveling, let me start out by saying: Invest in a snow blower!
A snow blower does all the hard work for you. All you have to do is put some gas in it, start it up and away you go. And you can use it on your driveway, sidewalk, and even part of your roadway.
If you're not ready to purchase a snow blower and just want to stick with shoveling snow the old fashion way, then let's have mclaren.org help us out with simple tips for safe and injury free snow shoveling.:
According to mclaren.org:
Take a short walk or perform another activity to promote blood flow.
Perform stretches in your upper and lower body to loosen up your muscles and increase movement.
Review your footwear, it is best to grab boots with good tread to keep you from slipping on ice and snow.
It's all about your safety when it comes to shoveling snow, especially heavy snow. And in all seriousness, if it's too much to handle, you can always hire someone to get it done for you.
Let me also add that if you plan on doing any snow shoveling, just take your time and don't over do it.
It doesn't take long to get overly exhausted from shoveling heavy snow. Do a little at a time and pace yourself. Take a break by going back into your house, get a drink of water, have a snack, watch a little TV, and then go back out when you feel up to it.
McLaren.org has other important tips to keep in mind when your outside shoveling snow.