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  • Writer's pictureVincent B.champagne

Shoveling snow can be an intense physical activity that offers several health benefits. It is important to shovel safely to avoid back pain. If you already have health problems, here are some of the b

Shoveling improves your level of aerobic endurance: Shoveling snow is a medium to high intensity aerobic exercise. This is an activity that improves cardiovascular health and blood circulation.

This activity strengthens the muscles: Shoveling snow engages several muscle groups. The muscle groups in the legs, back, shoulders and arms are used the most when shoveling. This will strengthen your muscular level and improve your physical strength in general.

Shoveling improves your flexibility and balance: Which is particularly important for preventing falls and injuries in winter.

It is an activity that creates a calorie expenditure: Shoveling snow contributes to body weight management and the reduction of the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Mental benefits: Physical activivety in general will help reduce your stress levels, improving mood and promoting general well-being.

It is important to take precautions to avoid low back pain (back pain), shoulder or neck pain. Warm up before you start shoveling. Use an ergonomic shovel to maintain good posture. Remember to consult a health professional before undertaking any physical activity if you have illnesses or a physical condition that will not allow you to shovel snow.


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