With snow on the horizon, remember the proper technique for shoveling snow — your lower back will thank you!
- Always face what you’re shoveling (don’t shovel turned sideways).
- Bend your knees when shoveling, not your back.
- Keep your loads light.
- Turn your whole body to toss the snow (don’t keep your feet planted and twist your body).
- Keep your hands far apart on the shovel to provide maximum stability.