Health Tip: Protect Yourself While Clearing Snow02/06/14
(HealthDay News) -- Clearing the snow is a common winter chore,
but don't forget that it's physically challenging. So make sure
you're up to the task.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons offers these
- Talk to your doctor before shoveling or blowing snow, as it may
be taxing on the heart.
- Dress for the job in lightweight, water-resistant layers, in
addition to a hat and gloves, thick socks and shoes with soles that
- Shovel early before snow gets heavy and packed.
- Avoid icy spots and areas with uneven footing.
- Make sure a hat or scarf doesn't obstruct your vision.
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