Secret to Walking On Snow
I've always been klutzy. I was always falling on snowy sidewalks when I was a kid. Of course back then I was very strong and resilient. A fall meant nothing, no damage or pain. A couple winters ago, I fell while walking on ice and badly banged up my left knee. It still gives me trouble. Yesterday I read something about walking in slow. There are two tips. 1. Wear proper footwear. Not all boots are good on snow. Look for deep treads. And the second tip. The real secret to safe walking is not to slow down or walk mincingly or swing your arms or anything else. It was simply this: Spread you feet apart, even a few inches helps because it spreads your weight over a larger area. Makes sense to me. It's been snowing a little here in Long Island NY. I safely walked to the diner and to a grocery store today. And got back home safely.