Even if you're willing and able to shovel your own snow, there are also a handful of legitimate reasons to stay inside with a cup of hot chocolate and have someone else take care of the snow for you.
First and foremost is safety. You don't need a slipped disk or scoliosis because the rigors of shoveling snow may be too much for your back to take.
Even back-friendly shovels and proper technique won't eliminate the health risks for many people.
In fact, according to the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, tens of thousands of people are treated at emergency rooms each year for injuries related to snow shoveling.