Dr. Jacobson demonstrates how to shovel correctly.
- Keep your arms close to your body and use your core for strength and stability.
- Make small scoops, especially with heavy, wet snow.
- Avoid throwing snow great distances. Instead, push the snow.
- Pace yourself. Shoveling is cardio and strength training rolled into one.
- Purchase a good shovel, one that allows for a hand grip closer to the shovel head for better lifting.