Reader Uses Fitness Fixer Advice to Shovel Snow Painlessly and Beat Mother Nature
Reader Peg S. put healthy bending to work in real life, wrote in with this success story, sent a title for it, took photos and sent them with captions. Thank you Peggy for great work:
"Dr. Bookspan, your emphasis on squats and lunges in place of unhealthy bending has saved my back during long hours of snow shoveling.
"Lots of snow has fallen in far western Maryland - over 265 inches so far this season - with three back-to-back blizzards (22 feet of snow, or 673.1 centimeters).
"All that snow needed to be moved. I avoided unhealthy bending and had no back discomfort after hours of lifting snow-laden shovels.
"When I took a break, I emailed my yoga class students reminding them of the healthy movements such as squat and lunge in their snow removal efforts. They later thanked me for the reminder.
"Thank you for the information on back health!!!"
- Peggy S
Peggy, her colleague Patty, Reader Paul J, and I have been working on Peg and Patty's project of using human powered devices like bicycles, to make electricity. More on this to come.
- Reader Success - Using Good Bending For Shoveling Snow
- How to teach this to your groups - Fast Fitness - The First Group Functional Training Exercise, Good Bending for Back and Knees
- How to do this for yourself during all daily life - which means Fitness as a Lifestyle - Bending Right is Fitness as a Lifestyle
- How often should you use this technique? - How Often Should You Be Healthy?