Grab Your Walking Stick and Lets Go

Walking SticksHere comes the summer, grab your walking stick(s) and lets go, a short walk in the park, a stroll along the seafront or a walk to the shops.

Many people think ‘I’m not using a stick it will make me look old’. Using a stick can give increased confidence.  It’s like having something to hold on to which consequently helps with balance.

It is of course very important to have the correct length stick. Too long and it won’t support you- it will feel like you are carrying it and may cause pain in the neck, shoulder and back. Too short and you will feel off balance or as if you are stooping – either way it can be unsafe.

A lot has changed since the days of only having a wooden stick with a round handle that you could hook over your arm. There are many shapes of handle available a

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