In Canada, the month of December is pretty much guaranteed to see at least a few centimeters of snow. It is important to know the proper techniques for shoveling snow to prevent injuries.
1. Pick the Right Snow Shovel
Replacing your old, beat-up shovel with an ergonomic one can make the chore of shoveling snow a lot easier.
2. Warm Up Thoroughly
Tight muscles are more prone to injury than loose muscles. Warm your muscle for 5-10 minutes before hand by:
3. Use Proper Lifting Techniques
Try to push the snow to one side rather than lifting it. When you must lift, make sure to use proper techniques.
4. Pace Yourself
Shoveling small amounts of snow frequently is less strenuous than shoveling a large pile at once.
5. Keep Your Feet on the Ground
Read more at http://www.spine-health.com/wellness/ergonomics/snow-shoveling-techniques-prevent-low-back-injuries