Tips for safer shoveling

The snow has arrived! Tips from Cappino physiotherapist Monica Trozzo on safer shoveling:

Have a good technique
Bend your knees and lift the snow using your knees not your back.
Slightly arch your back and keep it arched while you lift the snow.
Grab the shovel lower down to help distribute the weight of the snow.

Keep a rhythm
You don’t gain anything but fatigue from going fast!

Don’t throw snow too far
Try not to throw the snow more than 1 meter.
Turn your whole body in the direction where the snow is being thrown