Avoid Falling on the Ice by Walking Like a Penguin

A handy tip that's a little silly, but will keep you from slipping.

By Published on February 18, 2015

The trick to balancing on slick sidewalks is to “walk like a penguin.”

At least, that’s the advice coming out of Little Baby’s Ice Cream in Northern Liberties.

Instinct tells us to do the opposite and center our weight mid-stride, which works on dry walkways.

However this tactic forces legs to split your body weight in half and rely on both feet to maintain balance — not the best idea for icy streets.

The local ice cream parlor posted a simple infographic on their blog to remind everyone to think of gravity and mimic penguins. Shifting one’s weight onto the front leg keeps people – and penguins – from slipping.

 

Read the article “Avoid Falling on the Ice by Walking Like a Penguin” on nbcphiladelphia.com.

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