Walking on thin ice
Well, winter seems to have arrived today. In honour of my icy driveway, here is a website from Canada Safety Council focused on safety tips when walking in the winter. Walking is a fantastic way to exercise, so ideally you make some adjustments to decrease your risk of falls, and keep on walking! Stay safe out there.
A few points from the website:
-choose a good pair of winter boots
-Ice grippers on footwear can help
-Use a cane or walking sticks (or your walker if you have one)
-keep entranceways clear of ice and report hazards on sidewalks to the City
-ask a passer-by to help you cross an icy surface!
If you have to walk on an icy surface:
-slow down, spread your feet wide, bend your knees a little
-take a small step then place your whole foot down at once
-you can also choose to drag your feet forward slowly, just remember to keep your whole foot down