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Safety when shoveling

The next few days will bring the first chance to shovel snow this season. It's best to know what not to do to save any unnecessary strain on your back.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- The next few days will bring the first chance to shovel snow this season.

To keep from throwing out your back, know the stance. Shovel with your legs, lifting you’re your knees and upper legs as you shovel.

Don’t use your back, it can lead to strains.

And take breaks, cold weather puts an extra strain on the heart.

If you have heart problems or high blood pressure, talk to your doctor about shoveling snow or performing other hard work in the cold.

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More Winter Safety tips from the CDC

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