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It's a jungle out there, you be careful....

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11 minutes ago, JaiLai said:

Yeah, it's a massive decision, maybe even go for some trekking boots?

 

Mechanical falls, they're the worst...

The ugly truth is that my fall probably wouldn't have happened even in sandals if I had paid more attention to putting them on more snugly. Perhaps that was age related, that I didn't. But of course as long as I keep wearing sandals at least I've learned my lesson about that. 

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2 hours ago, Jingthing said:

Activities like Tai Chi are. This gives me appreciation for when I've seen groups of older Chinese people doing that, but I haven't seen that here.

Years ago (in 2004), I saw Tai Chi groups practicing in Benjasiri park every day.

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Thoughtful post - thank you.

I see Tai Chi classes in Lumpini Park most weekends.   

 

There's also the impact of ageing on static balance.  I can still ice-skate, ski, rollerblade, cycle and ride an in-line long-board, but can't stand on one leg with my eyes shut!

 

Dynamic balance is still OK, but static balance is now useless.  

 

 

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Problem is you also have to look up so that the end of an awning pole doesn't take one of your eye's out. I quit wearing those sandals a long time ago, too many trips on stairs, sidewalks you name it. I feel now in my mid 60's its my main danger of injury.

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when i was new in thailand, i could barely walk at all

in flip flops, they would just come off.

it might be your memory how to walk is wittering away,

as with any other function higher then breathing.

 

anyway you arent a tourist any longer so why not dress

in leather shoes ?

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Just now, bendejo said:

 I don't know about the statistics but I've heard lots of personal stories of elderly relatives who died subsequent to a fall.

 

About 30% will subsequently die.

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My falls are usually when I'm drunk. The police peeled me up from a pavement when I knocked myself out on a low street sign then fell backwards. Woke up in police station. They drove me home..apparently.

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Get some proper footwear on, water (with 'proper' electrolytes) through the day, and careful of that amber nectar. 😋

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