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Help for Seniors clearing SnowEveryone wants to be independent and not look for help. However there comes a time when your health matters more than being independent. Clearing snow from driveways, steps and sidewalks in front of your home is one of those areas. We decided to put together this short post about, Help for Seniors clearing Snow. If you are going to do it yourself, at least take precautions and look after yourself. Lots of heart attacks occur because seniors work too hard clearing snow and avoid other physical activity. We put together a quick list of tips for seniors and really anyone who is not used to physical activity.

Help for Seniors clearing Snow

  • Dress appropriately for the weather outside
  • Wear layers so you can adjust as needed
  • Use water proof boots especially in slushy conditions
  • Use a small shovel. It may take longer, but it will be easier overall
  • Stay hydrated, especially if you are out their a long time
  • Take breaks and set a time limit
  • Always lift with the legs, not with the back
  • Keep the back straight
  • Push the snow instead of lifting
  • If you are feeling chest pressure, out of breath or pain get help
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