Walking on ice is not easy for anyone, but with some rules and a trick you can still reduce the possibility of falls and eventual injuries. Injuries from falls on ice can include the back pain, various fractures, a concussion, and the consequences of the fall are especially dangerous for older people with fragile bones.
To master the skills of walking on ice and avoid serious consequences is best to observe certain rules that we bring you.
Free your hands
As you walk, you certainly should not keep your hands tucked in your pockets, and further burden and bags is not a smartest solution if you have to walk on slippery and icy ground. In this way, if you fall, you will not be able to wait on your hands.
Walk a little wider
To be more stable, it is certainly advisable to walk a little wider. Wider walk is definitely more stable, and if you have some extra help and like a stick or umbrella, you can use it to reduce the possibility of falls.
Trick with cut socks
For careful and lighter walk, we advise you and a very convenient trick. Use somewhat rougher socks and cut out the finger parts, and simply slide the cut out sock over the shoe. This trick might sound little ridiculous, but in this way when walking, the sock keeps you fixed to the surface and prevents eventual fall and thus eventual injuries. This trick can be used and younger especially if you are going out for the evening. A strip of black socks over the boots will not be very visible, and the quick and cheap trick will protect you from nasty falls.
Walk slightly leaned forward
To further protect you from falling, while walking, it would be good idea to lean the body slightly forward. This type of walk might resemble to the walk of penguins, during which the gravity passes through the front leg and keeps penguins and you, stable.
Avoid sports shoes and flat soles
When walking on the ice, you definitely need to keep in mind that sports shoes and boots with flat soles are not quite the ideal choice. Rougher soles and winter boots with the application of the above tips could facilitate balancing on icy surfaces.