The Pocono Region received 3+ inches of snow last evening and many of us received an inch or two of sleet on top of the snow.
This is making the snow very heavy, very heavy.
Here are some tips on how to shovel so that you do not injure yourself:
- Like any other physical exercise STRETCH before you begin.
- Be wearing a Good, No-Slip pair of boots.
- Your gloves should be able to keep your hands warm AND DRY.
- Have the right shovel. The new ergonomic shovels are designed to help you keep your back straight, putting less strain on it.
- If at all possible, push the snow more than you shovel as it is much easier to push than lift.
- Do not twist. Always move the snow to a position where you can shovel it in front of you.
- Bend your knees, pull in your stomach muscles, keep back straight and Do Not Bend At The Waist (I am so guilty of this and I twist all the time)
- Don’t overdo. Do manageable sections at a time.
- Drink water while shoveling.
- Don’t throw the snow over your shoulders.
- If you are at home, shovel the snow every couple of inches. It is a lot less stress on the body.
Be Careful out there today. Pace yourself. Don’t over-do-it!
When looking for a Realtor© in the Poconos that will listen, assist and guide you without "pushing" you, contact Bobbie Smith. I would love to help.
Bobbie Smith, CRS
(Certified Residenial Specialist-CRS)
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