Winter in Idaho can bring a LOT of snow. And we've already accumulated a bunch this past week. This article lists some tips for protecting your body during snow removal - while using a shovel or snow blower. Most are common sense, yet still worth reviewing.
1. Warm up muscles to prevent straining. Like bubble gum, warmer muscles stretch better than cold ones. Use a stationary bike or treadmill if you have one. If not, walk up and down the stairs a couple of time. Try a simple stretch by slowly reaching for your toes, then stand with hand on hips and lean backwards.