When winter arrives, that usually means that it’s time to switch up the chore schedule in your house.
Suddenly, it’s not just about taking out the garbage; now you have to worry about deicing the gutters and shoveling the front walk.
If you live in a climate that gets a lot of snow, you probably just shrug and accept that, sometimes, that’s just how winter goes.
However, it turns out that dealing with snow especially shoveling is one of the most dangerous chores out there, as we saw when the cops took over for a man who overstressed his bodywhile tackling a heavy snowfall.
People almost always underestimate the toll it can take on their bodies, sometimes with tragic consequences.
So, now that the season of snow is upon us, check out our guidelines about the hidden dangers of shoveling and what you can do to prevent them.
Photo Credit: Dominic Endicott / Tamsen Endicott
What Are The Dangers Of Shoveling Snow?
Risk #1: Heart Attack
Risk #2: Hypothermia
Risk #3: Hyperthermia
Risk #4: Respiratory Distress
Risk #5: Slipped Disk
How Can I Shovel Snow Safely?
Solution #1: Exhale When You Lift
Solution #2: Wait After Eating
Solution #3: Take Breaks
Solution #4: Dont Shovel