Hello Snow!!! Follow These Safe Snow Shoveling Tips
- Take a few minutes to stretch. Shoveling snow is a workout so you need to stretch to warm up your muscles particularly because you are shoveling snow in the cold weather. Stretching before you start shoveling will help prevent injury and fatigue.
- Start Early: Clear the snow every few inches instead of waiting for the snow to stop falling before you head outdoors.
- Wear breathable layers: Wear layers of loose clothing so that you can peal a layer off if you get hot. Avoid wearing heavy wools, manmade materials or other materials that don’t allow perspiration to evaporate.
- Watch your feet: Wear quality outdoor winter wear such as waterproof boots with good traction. Good traction is critical to ensuring that you don't slip and fall.
- Drink up! Water that is: Take frequent breaks and staying hydrated. You should drink water as if you were enduring a tough workout at the gym or running five miles.
Remember to keep your Cell Phone on you so you can make a call in event of an emergency.