Don’t Want to Fall on the Ice? Walk Like a Penguin

March 6, 2015 Updated: July 18, 2015

Penguins spend a great deal of their lives on snow and ice. We can learn from them.

If one shifts their center-of-gravity over the front facing foot instead of trying to spread it out evenly between your feet, you’ll have a better chance of not falling down when walking across icy and snowy surfaces.

One should also point their feet out slightly–again, like a penguin–while walking on ice, as it increases your center of gravity.

A few other pointers: Take short steps or shuffle your feet for stability, walk slowly, and keep your arms out to the sides to maintain balance and out of your pockets.