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​Walking Canes and Restoring Mobility

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As people age, it is not uncommon for them to experience troubles with mobility. This is by far one of the main reasons why so many of our senior citizens lead much less active lifestyles. To make things worse, many people have led their entire lives able to walk around unaided, and learning to walk with a walking cane from the Walking Cane Store can be somewhat a struggle.

Life becomes difficult and the world is harder for people who have less mobility and find it difficult to get around. But there is good news, there are several exercises that can be done that will allow you to walk with greater ease. You will walk better, feel more stable and be more confident when you follow these tips to improve your mobility.

Balance

Working on your balance is a key component in maintaining mobility because falling down is the last thing anybody wants. This is because a fall can set you back for months, even longer if you happen to break a hip or leg. A fall can also leave you worse off than before.

Some exercises that help with balance include side leg raises, standing on one foot, and back leg raises. Yoga is also a good way to improve balance.

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Use the Right Walking Aid

It is great if you can walk without the need of a tool to assist you, but if your balance is impaired, you don’t want to be walking around without a walking aid. And if you can get around quite well with a walking cane, then, by all means, do not use a walker.

You see, you want to use the walking aid that will help to get you where you need to go, but you don't want to overdo it. That is, if you are using a walker and you don't really need to use a walker, you are not working all of the muscles you can. A walking aid that offers too much assistance will cause you to rely on it too much and is not a good way to remain mobile.

Remain as Active as Possible

Sitting in your reclining chair all day will not help you build muscle. It is critical that if you want to maintain an active lifestyle, you must transition into an active lifestyle right away. Being active will not only keep you mobile, it will also keep your weight in check and help with flexibility.

It might seem difficult to start being active, but it is a lot easier than you might think. Any activity is better than staying in your chair, even if you can walk for just 20 minutes a day you will improve your life.

Maintain a Healthy Weight

If you are overweight, your body needs to work in overdrive to function properly. Added weight also puts a tremendous amount of pressure on your knees and other parts of your body when you walk.

If you find it difficult losing weight through exercise, you can always change up your diet.

Follow these tips and you will find yourself with improved mobility.