It should come as no surprise that snow blowers offer a tremendous number of benefits when dealing with our famed Canadian snow, but, as Kingspoint Small Engine in Brampton points out, some of these benefits include being good for your health.
Beyond the sheer ease of moving all that snow, the benefits of snow blowers can be directly related to some important health issues. It may surprise you to learn that shovelling snow is responsible for an increase in heart attacks. In fact, Harvard Health Publications (Harvard Medical School) cites in an online article dated June 20, 2016, that “snow shovelling is a known trigger for heart attacks.” This is because most people who shovel snow don’t regularly exercise. When heavy amounts of the white stuff hit the ground, people head out to shovel the snow and tend to overexert themselves. The article actually states that emergency rooms in the snowbelt prepare for extra cases with heavier snowfalls.
In addition to this, using a snow blower can also save you back and shoulder problems. The physical requirements of shovelling snow manually are a common cause of lower back pain, strains and worse. People are also more inclined to slip and fall when shovelling snow manually as opposed to using a snow blower.
Beyond the health benefits, snow blowers will save you scads of time. What once took hours of arduous labour with a shovel will now have you back indoors on that cold blustery winter’s day playing gin rummy. Furthermore, snow blowers can cover huge amounts of terrain, and the excellent results make walkways and driveways clear and safe.
Snowfall is a fact of life in Canada. Even British Columbia is now known for heavy snowfall — so be sure to have your snow blower serviced and ready for that next snowfall!
Kingsport Small Engine in Brampton specializes in small engine repair and maintenance. Kingsport’s full range of services covers all service and repair work for snow blowers, power mowers, generators, chainsaws, power washers, winches, and more. Kingsport has a full supply of parts and also sells new and used equipment. If you need any small engine repairs, or need advice on the right snow blower for your needs, call Kingsport Small Engine.