German doctors advised citizens to walk on ice like a penguin that can’t slip on frozen land, while central Europe is preparing for a wave of low temperatures.
In order to “walk like a penguin,” you need to bend your torso forward and thus switch the focus on the front foot.
The attached drawings explain that when people are walking normally, the weight is evenly distributed between the legs, which according to the doctors increases the risk of falls on slippery surfaces.
During the cold wave that hit Berlin in January 2014, more than 750 residents of the capital of Germany ended up in hospital with broken limbs as a result of icy streets.
German doctors sent a warning how to prevent such injuries for the weekend, when Berlin expect temperatures of minus 10 degrees Celsius.