Doing the Shuffle?

Doing the Shuffle?

Back in the disco era of the 1970s, doing the shuffle was all the rage.  It was the dance of that decade.  This morning, watching my dad do the “shuffle” from his bedroom to the kitchen wasn’t quite as “cool”.  In fact, it was rather scary!  All I could think of is, “He’s going to fall if he doesn’t pickup his feet.” Have you ever wondered why people start to do the shuffle as they get older?  Well, there’s several good reasons why it happens, and here’s a few of them: Arthritis – making it harder and more painful to move those joints Weakened leg and hip muscles – (or in dad’s case, tight leg muscles robbing him of flexibility) Fear of falling — the very thing that will happen if they keep on shuffling! Decrease in balance – when you feel like you will loose your balance…you tend to shuffle Slippery floors – sometimes people shuffle on a slippery floor to […]

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