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7 tips for avoiding wintertime injuries and falls
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7 tips for avoiding wintertime injuries and falls

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Dr. Sandra Hunter, a professor of exercise science and director of the Athletic and Human Performance Research Center at Marquette University in Milwaukee, has been looking at exercise injuries for 20 years.

She says a back injury is one of the biggest problems that can occur with shoveling — that and a concussion. It can be insidious because it’s usually not until the next day that you realize you’ve strained your back or irritated one of your vertebrae.

Here are her tips to help prevent that and other winter injuries:

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