Pete McMurray filled in for Steve leading up into the holidays and Pete wanted to check in with Dr. Kevin Most to sort through the holiday weather horrors:
It’s the week before Christmas and winter has set in. The past two weekends have reminded us that snow is a reality. Fortunately the snow yesterday was light and fluffy. Lets quickly go over why shoveling snow is not good for us. We have all heard, “lift with your legs, keep the item close to your body, walking a straight line. So are we surprised that we have a sore back after shoveling? We bend over, we lift with our low back muscles, we hold the weight away from our body and we twist and throw the weight. Hate to say it but we deserve our low back pain after shoveling!!
We all need to remember that shoveling snow can be dangerous. Over 55, don’t shovel snow, find a neighborhood kid who needs the $20, it may save your life. Shoveling snow puts a large stress on your heart, so support your local economy and hire a ki