If you plan to shovel the snow yourself, here are the important things to keep in mind. If you do not own a snow blower and you insist on shoveling the snow yourself, then you should consider acquiring one. Or else, you can make use of a lightweight and plastic snow shovel that is attached with an ergonomic handle that can help to distribute the overall load. Make sure to use a shovel that comes with a deep scope that can push the snow off instead of lifting.
Cold weather can restrict the flow of blood. So before you shovel, consider warming up by jogging in place and also doing some stretches. Moreover, avoid eating a huge meal or smoking just before you begin shoveling since this could affect the flow of your blood. It is best to remove small quantities of snow repeatedly than move large amounts of snow all at once. If the snow is already deep, then slowly remove it in layers.
When you shovel, make sure to keep your back straight, bend your knees and use enough strength in your thighs and hips in order to lift or push the snow. Avoid twisting your body.