Did you know that two of the most common reasons elderly people fall are dizziness or unsteadiness when standing or walking? As you age, your balancing abilities and hand-eye coordination skills age with you. There are numerous reasons for this, but in order to stay steady on your feet, you might need some support. A cane for walking is a great way to increase stability. Even young people use walking sticks while hiking for extra balance.
As you age, staying active becomes incredibly important not only to maintaining your health, but also to maintaining your independence. Accepting the fact that you have mobility issues may be challenging. And the fact that one in four American adults experience a fall every year can be scary. But sitting in a chair watching the world go by isn't doing you any favors; it can cause blood clots, heart disease, and worst of all, it can be incredibly boring.