Gait Speed… Chase It!
Walking is our freedom to GO anywhere, anytime, automatically, to get somewhere ‘on our own’ without fear or assistance.
It is the antithesis to the slipper shuffle and a key player in fall resistance, that is, staying UP. A shorter, wider stride, stiffer ankles and feet, and a hunched posture are not a function of aging per se. We CAN be spry, walk tall, with spring in our step, well into our 80’s and 90’s.