After a snowfall, we can expect to keep digging for the next few months. But do you know how much of a workout snow shoveling entails?
Research says that shoveling snow can require as much energy as running 15 km/hr!
Snow shoveling is an activity that can improve cardiovascular fitness. However, the initial attempt at snow shoveling, especially if the snow is wet, is like picking up heavy weights (as heavy as 25 lbs!)
It’s no surprise that many people suffer from muscle fatigue, low back pain, shoulder pain, wrist pain, vertebral disc damage or even spinal fractures during the winter season.