How To Avoid Falling On The Ice This Winter

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If you live somewhere with cold, snowy winters, you probably leave the house with caution each day to avoid slipping on a slick walkway or sidewalk. However, I feel like no matter how careful I am, I still end up slipping and falling on the ice. If you’ve experienced a similar situation recently, the following tips will certainly come in handy.

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According to KLKN TV, the secret to not slipping on icy surfaces this winter lies in something called “the penguin walk.” Although it may sound silly, keeping these tips in mind can seriously decrease your risk of falling this winter. Here’s what you have to remember:

Keep your weight forward and on your front foot.
Keep your arms out by your side to help you balance.
Walk flat-footed and take short, shuffling steps.
Wear footwear that provides traction.
Step down, not out from curbs.
Keep your knees slightly bent.
Walk on snow or grass if possible.

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Hopefully by practicing the penguin walk this winter, you’ll be able to stay safe and upright all season long! Don’t forget to share these tips with your friends and family members who are prone to slips and falls.