If you live somewhere in Vermont, even though you may have a plow or a snow-blower, you still probably need that snow shovel to completely dig out from the cold white stuff – before enjoying our winter activities.
At Farm Country Insurance we want to ensure your efforts will get you on your way while also keeping you safe, so here are some snow-shoveling tips offered by the Boston Herald.
· Warm-up! Never jump right into an activity. Start by cleaning off your car.
· Place your hands a good distance apart on the shovel - it helps with leverage.
· Never bend at your waist.
· Push the snow when you can.
· Scoop smaller loads of snow.
· Use your legs, core and arms to help scoop and throw snow.
· Always step in the direction you throw snow to avoid excessive twisting on your lower back.
If snow shoveling is on your winter task list, we at Farm Country Insurance wish you both a clear sidewalk and a healthy body.