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10 Tips for Shoveling Snow Like a Pro
Shoveling snow can take a serious toll on your body. Prevent injury and increase efficiency with these 10 simple tips:
1

Take a moment to stretch and warm your muscles before you start shoveling.

2

Coat your shovel with cooking spray. The snow will slide right off!

3

Start at the front of the driveway, working your way back toward the house.

4

Bend at the knees, not at the waist. And use your legs, not your back, to lift.

5

Grip the shovel with one hand low near the base and one hand on the handle to get good leverage.

6

Don’t overreach. Keep the shovel close to your body.

7

Pivot your feet when you turn to dump snow from the shovel. This will help to prevent back injuries.

8

Stack snow at a distance that will allow room for future batches.

9

In lasting storms, clear snow early and often. It’s easier to remove smaller amounts of snow more frequently.

10

Take breaks! Limit shoveling to intervals of 15-20 minutes or less.

Thinking you’d prefer to stay inside with some hot chocolate? Call a pro! Most homeowners pay between $50 and $180 to let someone else do the snow removal for them!

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