Remove Snow Safely This Winter

    How will you remove snow safely this winter? Once again, New York City is scheduled to get some snowstorms this weekend for the New Year. It's something us New Yorkers are used to with the kinds of winters we get around these parts but they still require some preparation on our part. Many people are unaware that removing snow can become a dangerous task and should be done with some caution.     Unfortunately, we learned this lesson the hard way when the father of an old friend of ours suffered a heart attack while shoveling snow in front of their home. He subsequently died as a result and it was sobering to think that something like snow removal could prove to be such a perilous activity.    Studies show that shoveling snow can increase a person's risk of having a heart attack. Additionally, there are other injuries that can arise from clearing snow including pulled muscles, broken bones, and hypothermia. There are some precautions that one can take to decrease these … [Read more...]

Teach Your Kids How To Hit The Slopes Safely! @siasnowsports #SnowLink #Ad

*This is a compensated campaign on behalf of SnowSports Industries America (SIA).  All opinions are 100% mine.    This past weekend, my son's basketball team had a home game on Sunday.  When he returned, he shared with me that one of his teammates did not attend the game because he went skiing.     We have been considering taking our boys skiing for a long time and it really got me thinking about some of the safety concerns that I have about taking our kids to ski for the first time. After all, like any sport or activity, children need to be taught safety when it comes to heading out on the slopes.     I think most parents' number one concern when kids head out skiing or snowboarding is on-hill safety.  Fortunately, Snowlink.com has worked with the National Ski Patrol to help parents’ start a dialogue with kids and review the do’s and don’ts when hitting the slopes with the Safety IQ Test.    As a parent, it puts me more at ease to know that the issue of teaching kids ski … [Read more...]