The United States has been hit with a record-breaking storm and across the country, many people are digging out. Shoveling the driveway can be a great form of exercise, but you have to be careful. Each year, countless people suffer heart attacks and other serious conditions when shoveling snow.
Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to stay safe. Let’s go over those.
1. Prep For Shoveling Snow Like Most Workouts
Like most athletic workouts, you need to prepare. That means stretching your muscles out. The back, legs, and arms are all going to be put under a lot of strain. So stretch them out!
Remember what they say about not eating at least a half hour before swimming? Actually, that’s often fine if it’s just a casual swim. However, if you’re going to be engaging in any intense exercise, including shoveling snow, you should skip eating right beforehand.
You should also not smoke while shoveling. It might seem relaxing, but it’s also dangerous.
2. Every Workout Requires Proper Technique