5 Tips for healthy shoveling!

By: Dr. Albert M. Scales, DC, Jan 23, 2019
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Chiropractic Care in St. Catharines Ontario.

Winter is here! Time for mindful shoveling!

It is that time of year again when the white stuff falls from the sky and we never know when it will hit.  So be sure to shovel the snow in a healthy way to keep yourself safe from injuries.

Before You Start:

  1.  Drink plenty of water. Dehydration is just as big an issue in the winter months as it is in the summer.
  2. Dress in several layers so you can remove a layer as you get warm.
  3. Wear proper footwear. Shoes and boots with solid treads on the soles can help to minimize the risk of slips and falls.
  4. Pick the right shovel. Use a lightweight, non-stick, push-style shovel. A smaller blade will require you to lift less snow, putting less strain on your body. An ergonomically correct model (curved handle) will help prevent injury and fatigue. Also, if you spray the blade with a silicone-based lubricant, the snow will slide off more easily.
  5. Before beginning any snow removal, warm up for five to 10 minutes to get your joints moving and increase blood circulation. A brisk walk will do it.

Stay warm and safe this winter!

Dr. Albert Scales has been helping victims of motor vehicle accidents for over 35 years. Dr. Scales has successfully helped hundreds of auto accident sufferers return to a pain free and active lifestyle.

He has been an independent insurance assessor for over 25 years and has seen many types of injuries related to motor vehicle accidents.  He is registered with FSCO and is licensed to treat your injuries and bill your insurance provider directly allowing you to avoid the hassles of paperwork.

Our staff and professionals at Lakeshore Chiropractic Group do not take your pain and injuries lightly. We utilize the latest advances in natural pain relief and attempt to help you restore your health, mobility and quality of life as quickly as possible.

Visit our website at: http://www.lakeshorechiropractic.ca

Or Call us at: 905-935-3355