In a mid-Tuesday morning tweet, Algoma Public Health reminded citizens with the new snow, they should attempt to walk differently… like a Penguin.
So we got a little snow last night.
Whether getting some exercise or taking a mental health break, when heading out for a walk remember that things may be slippery.
Practice the technique of walking like a penguin, it may look funny, but it works! pic.twitter.com/wFQ9iWwbfp
— Algoma Public Health (@AlgomaHealth) January 19, 2021
As the saying goes, ‘Just Don’t Fall’.
Normally as we walk, we place our centre of gravity directly between our legs letting each leg support our weight equally.
The problem with this is our leg being at an angle makes us a little more likely to lose our balance.
If you walk like a penguin, arms out, knees a little bent and putting all your weight on one leg at a time it helps you from falling.
If you do happen to fall experts suggest try landing on your thigh, hip or shoulder. Falling on your hands could injure your wrists.
A tip I learned from years of curling is to try and tuck your head in if you fall backwards but also relax the rest of your body.
If you follow these steps about walking in the winter, you may look a little different but you should be much safer.