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How can I avoid hurting myself while shoveling the driveway?

When shoveling snow use your legs to help lift the snow and concentrate on keeping your abdominals tight helping protect your low-back. Also, make sure to wear appropriate clothing, including a hat and gloves. It is equally important to stay dry and wear proper footwear that repels moisture. Lastly, take frequent breaks and listen to your body. Stop shoveling if you feel any chest or back pain, or feel faint or light-headed.

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