What if I want to do it myself?
If you plan to shoulder some or all of this seasonal chore, take steps to stay healthy:
If you don’t already have a snowblower, consider getting one. Otherwise, get a lightweight plastic snow shovel with an ergonomic handle to help distribute the load. Use a shovel with a deep scoop to push snow, not lift it.
It’s better to repeatedly remove smaller quantities of snow than it is to move large amounts at once. If snow is already deep, remove it in layers.
As you shovel, keep your back straight, bend at the knees, and use the strength in your hips and thighs to lift or push snow. Don’t twist.