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How to Prevent Back Injuries While Shoveling Snow

With winter on the horizon, many people across the country are beginning to dread the idea of having to clear snow from their driveways. Despite being an additional nuisance to your morning routine, shoveling snow can actually be a convenient way to get a great workout done if you know the correct way to shovel snow. Combine this chore with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and you’re in for a dreadful few months...but, it doesn’t have to be that way!  You’re probably aware of the dangers of unshoveled driveways and sidewalks, such as slipping on ice or tripping over large chunks of snow. However, shoveling with poor form and the incorrect techniques can also cause severe back and neck injuries —...

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