How to avoid falling on ice? Try the trick of the penguins!

During the winter, it is exceptionally important to avoid potentially dangerous falls and fractures when walking on ice. Those falls could be very uncomfortable, but even with death consequences.

In normal circumstances, when we walk, the ability of our legs to keep us straight is split in the middle of both legs. Walking in this way forces each of our legs to support the weight of our body under an angle which is not vertical on the ice surface, which often leads to falls.

When you walk on ice, you need to try to take such a body position, so the center of gravity should be over your front leg.

One of the animals that developed this type of walking is the penguin. That’s why they have stability while walking on the ice surfaces.