A new snow shovel is supposed to reduce bending and decrease the strain on peoples lower back by 16.5 percent compared with the traditional snow shovel.
By Lewis W. Diuguid
The Kansas City Star
It comes out a little late for the snow that blanketed the Midwest and Northeastern portions of the United States in the last week. Lower back injuries from overexertion account for more than a third of the annual, estimated 12,000 snow shoveling injuries that are reported in the United States, The Wall Street Journal notes.
Snow blowers arent much help, either. They require a lot of effort, too, to get them to go particularly with deep, heavy wet snows.
The best way to prevent snow shoveling injuries for most Americans especially for those who are older is to get someone younger to do the work.