Snow shoveling can be an intense workout, especially if you’re not used to doing it. The combination of stress on the heart and the cold temperatures can lead to a heart attack. If you’re not in shape, shovel a little at a time, then go in and relax and warm up before shoveling more. If you have sore muscles after shoveling, come in for a good neuromuscular massage.
Heavy, spring snow can present a challenge to your health if you need to shovel your walks and driveway. The strain of shoveling in these conditions can lead to exhaustion or worse.
Take it easy. Don’t try to fill the shovel completely before moving the snow. Use an ergonomic shovel to help move the snow to the edges of the driveway instead of trying to lift and throw the snow. If you feel chest pain or shortness of breath. Stop. If the symptoms continue, call 911.
If you injure your back or if you feel stiff and sore after shoveling, a good neuromuscular massage can have you feeling better quickly.
Unfortunately, there are obstacles such as trees, lift towers and rocks that can cause head and spinal injuries if you have a collision. Staying in control and checking your speed are the best ways to prevent collisions. Wearing a helmet is the best way of preventing catastrophic head injuries. If you are involved in a serious collision, you should seek help from the ski patrol, or at the closest medical facility. There’s no sense in taking a chance with a head or spinal injury.
After a collision injury, chances are pretty good that you will experience generalized muscle aches. This is a good time to come in for a thorough neuromuscular massage. A full massage will help you to regain strength, mobility and range of motion while your body recovers from the collision.
Be safe on ladders while taking down your holiday lighting.
If you’re working anywhere near powerlines, use a wooden or fiberglass ladder. Touching a metal ladder to a powerline or having one arc over onto a ladder you are standing on may send you to the emergency
Tennis uses most of your core muscles, and puts particular strain on your elbows and shoulders. A good stretch before and after you play will help keep you from injury. If you’re still stiff and sore, come in for a good neuromuscular massage. #MarktheSpotMassage
Climbing is another activity that requires strong, flexible ankles. Give your ankles a good stretch before and after you begin a climb. #MarktheSpotMassage