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Shovel stretching

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That lower back pain is slowly decreasing with each day.

I think I've finally learned my lesson on how important it can be to stretch and warm up before doing any heavy shoveling.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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What the heck is that on your pole? :-) A hard foam roller ( you can get them online) is a good thing for lower back pain

Comment by Deb Wed Oct 24 20:42:55 2012
Absolutely! Stretching is very important for your back. Even if I begin to get a little back pain, just stretching it out and it goes away.
Comment by Marco Wed Oct 24 21:42:43 2012

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