As the seasons start to turn, we sometimes forget things from the year before. In winter, we may underestimate the preparation needed to tackle the snow and ice. We might forget our mittens, we might forget the proper footwear for damp and slushy streets, or we might forget our posture when it comes to maintaining our sidewalk or driveway.
Snow and ice create a hazardous situation for everyone. Shovelling and using salt, sand, or other ice-melting substances (like kitty litter) help to reduce the potential for slip and fall accidents.1
Apart from dressing properly for the weather and making sure you have a sturdy, lightweight shovel, there are a few practices you can follow to help make snow-shovelling safer1,2:
Author : Canadian Chiropractic Association
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