Thursday, January 08, 2009
Learn From the Animals
We've had our fair share of ice here in the Boston area recently. Yesterday the Boston Globe gave some tips on navigating safely on this slippery surface. Their main suggestion was to walk like a penguin. It is such a great visual image, isn't it? Although it looks funny, it's not as silly as it seems.
- Keep your knees loose and lower your center of gravity.
- Use a wide based gait with your feet pointed out slightly.
- Walk flat footed on troubled areas and take shorter steps.
- Extend your arms to the sides to keep your balance.
These few changes to your body mechanics may just keep you on your feet. Who wants to try managing on crutches or with your arm in a sling?
image by odolphie
Posted by Beth Lloyd