Well, maybe not. According to an article from WebMD, more than 11,000 people go to the hospital every year due to snow shoveling injuries. Most of these injuries were strained muscles and pulled backs, but more than a few were very serious - sometimes deadly - heart-related issues. ALWAYS consult a physician before performing any strenuous activity, such as snow removal.
With that in mind, it’s extremely important to take the proper steps to ensure that you’re shoveling safely. Read on to learn how to clear your driveway and sidewalk safely.