Posts tagged: aging in place

Sole Improvement

By , September 8, 2016

I have a new pair of shoes that needs breaking in. I love the fit, they’re perfectly comfortable and warm. But, the soles need help.

I’ve only worn the shoes outdoors a couple of times. The new soles, while built for rugged terrain, seem to be too new to provide proper traction.

I noticed slippage as I walked around, but I didn’t realize the seriousness of the problem until Tuesday, when I actually took a tumble.

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Well Balanced

By , January 15, 2014

A good sense of balance is key to survival and safety here on the “homestead.” Far from medical help, we’re extremely vulnerable to injury from falls. I have spoken of this here on the blog in the past (see How Spruce Needles May Be Our Key to Aging in Place). We have found a test for balance and flexibility that may even have interesting implications for our longevity in other ways than basic survival.

While visiting for Thanksgiving, I thumbed through my dad’s current copy of Discover Magazine, and found an article on the Sitting Rising Test (SRT). Continue reading 'Well Balanced'»

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