Throwback Thursday: Walking in Your Parents’ Shoes


I don’t know if our parents walked with elastic bands around their ankles, holding 10-pound weights above their heads, but’s that what Allison Bechill and I did as participants of the “Walk in Your Parents’ Shoes” event at La Jolla Community Center, sponsored by Monarch Cottages. Folks from Reneu Health explained why posture is so important to overall health and mobility. Our lives today–sitting at the computer, driving the car, walking while texting–lead to the wrong posture causing weakness of muscles and bones–and falls. The result: the typical posture we associate with older adults–head thrust forward and rounding of the back–and then there’s the  shuffle. We can prevent that by being mindful of posture whatever we’re doing.

The takeaway: Straighten Up!