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Tips to Prevent Back Injuries While Shoveling Snow

People across the country are beginning to dread the prospect of having to clear their driveways of snow as winter approaches. Despite being an additional nuisance to your morning routine, shoveling snow can be a convenient way to get a great workout done. If you know the correct way to shovel snow, you may find it enjoyable to do. 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. Nearly...

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