Grand Rapids

(616) 458-8063

Lake Odessa

(616) 755-1211

Grand Rapids (616) 458-8063
Lake Odessa (616) 755-1211

Grand Rapids (616) 458-8063
Lake Odessa (616) 755-1211

Six ways to not injure yourself shoveling snow!

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With the onslaught of snow last night, there are a lot of things you should be worried about, especially when it comes to your spinal health. I mean, to be honest it's really not so bad. It gets you out of the house into some fresh air, you get some exercise, throw a few snowballs at the neighborhood kids and the next think you know it, you're building a snow fort.  Well, that is, if you're a kid. Many people have to don the winter gear and pick up their shovels to start hurling snow over their shoulders to clear the side walk and the driveway.  

Use your legs when you are lifting the snow to throw it off to the side. Try to avoid twisting motions as much as possible and twist with your whole body instead. Don't overload the shovel and superman it. It's not worth the extra strain on your back to save you 10 minutes at the end. Take your time and make sure your movements are smooth. If you feel yourself getting sore, take a break and do some back stretches or throw an ice pack on it. Make sure you're getting your adjustment to keep in proper alignment to prevent injury and keep your organs healthy.

 

 

Here are a few tips:

Stay warm this winter and we'll see you in the office!

The Simple Truth!

Dr. Jacob Canfield

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