According to the National Safety Council, shoveling snow is responsible for thousands of injuries and as many as 100 deaths each year.
While shoveling may not seem more strenuous than running on a treadmill, it actually raises your blood pressure and heart rate more than other types of exercise. Shoveling also uses your arms, which is more taxing than work that requires your legs.
Because this overt exercise is rare for citizens over 55, they are more at risk for lower back and Cardiac-related injuries.
Shoveling Safety Tips
To prevent Lodge members from shoveling-related injuries, share these tips:
- Warm up your muscles before shoveling by doing some light movements and bending.
- Wear layers and remove them as you get warm.
- Choose an ergonomically designed shovel to help reduce the amount of […]