Tips for Shoveling Snow Properly

Use a good shovel (offset handled ones may be helpful)

Wear layered clothing while shoveling

Take breaks and drink fluids--don't try to be a superperson and do it all at once

Bend your legs to pick up and place the snow as opposed to your back

Take small amounts of snow on each shovel full

Maintain a healthy heart through exercise and diet so you can shovel snow more easily

Give yourself plenty of time to complete the job

PE Central Wellness Tips

Submitted by Mark Manross who is a doctoral student in the Health and Physical Education Program at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. Thanks for contributing to PE Central!

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