Proper Snow Shoveling Techniques

Snow shoveling is a repetative activity that can cause muscle strain to lower back and shoulders. Back injuries due to snow shoveling are more likely to happen to people who may not know that they are out of condition. Following these tips can help you avoid injuries. *Lift smaller loads of snow, rather than heavy shovelfuls. Be sure to bend your knees and lift with your legs, rather than your back. *Use a shovel with a shaft that lets you keep your back straight while lifting. A short shaft will cause you to bend more to life the load. Using a shovel thats too long makes the weight at the end heavier. Step in the direction in which ou are throwing the snow to prevent the low back from

How Exercise Can Improve Your Life

There are many reasons why exercises are beneficial to your health and lifestyle. Exercise reduces your risk for developing diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and reduces anxiety. It also helps to maintain healthy bones and joints. When selecting a workout, make sure you find one that is suitable for you. Since every body type is different, a particular workout may be appropriate for one person, but may not be the best choice for you. Whether it be walking daily or training for a triathlon make sure you are staying in tune with your body’s needs. Balance is also a major factor as you get older. Having good balance reduces your risk for falling. The sooner you start to work on your

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