DENVER -- We are certainly hoping this is the last round of snow and for that reason, why not remind everyone that shoveling can be dangerous and requires a little preparation.
- Push, don’t lift the snow so you exert less energy on your body.
- Stay out of traffic when you do this.
- Stretch before you start. It is a workout and warming up can help prevent injury and fatigue.
- Keep a phone on you in case of an emergency.
- Try and stay ahead of the storm. Instead of waiting for all the snow to pile up, try to shovel every few hours.
- Wear breathable layers, in case you get hot. Make sure you wear clothing that allows sweat to evaporate.
- Wear waterproof boots with good traction so you don’t slip and fall.
- Stay hydrated! SIMA, the Snow and Ice Management Association, suggests taking frequent breaks, too.
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