News flash – it’s time for the fashion giants to know, it’s 2013 and there is a new look in town and it’s culturally driven. It’s not about the 6 inch stilettos or the low cut anything, but what our sophisticated social scene needs to embrace and that is the trending and fashionable CANE for the new S-Generation (Seniors).
Celebrities, athletes, the rich and famous and the everyday housewife are living longer. Styles, accessories and the latest Paris fashion trends are ever changing and here to stay.
So, what about this new S-Gen., who are living longer and finding it harder to accessorize. Yes, we are living longer to enjoy the fruits of our labors and all of our resources, but what happens when you fall.
When you fall, beware, life just changed. It’s time to re-assess the closet. It’s time to take control of your fashion life and continue to strut your stuff with confidence at every step.
I’m talking a fashionable, functional and sexy CANE to improve your posture and balance. No matter if your event takes you to the Oscars, Emmy’s, DWTS or just a hot night on the town. A cane can not only keeps you from falling but sends a positive statement that you are independent, happy and healthy.
The social stigma and taboo of walking with a cane is gone. Everyone knows someone who uses a cane. Canes not only provide support with balance but are used to remind you to stand uptight when walking. An upright posture will prevent falls and a cane will help you pick up your feet. Don’t be that person, who walks in fear of a fall, when unsteady on your feet.
If you are over 65 years old, there is a 1 in 3 chances you will fall this year. An older adult goes to the emergency room every 15 minutes from a fall. So why take the chance? Why depend on someone to walk next to you and catch you if you stumble. The probability that you will pull them down with you, when you fall, is very high.
If you don’t want to feel like you are getting older, then get a cane. It is sad to watch an older adult slouch and walk with a limp. Especially, when they believe they are walking just fine. To many problems with a poor gait can be prevented and a cane can definitely help. With proper cane instruction, about 5 minutes, you can walk with confidence and look fantastic.
The bottom line is if you are limping you are probably damaging something else like your back, hip or knees. A cane helps walking look more natural and without causing further joint damage. Not to mention preventing a fall.
Its time to redirect our fashion attention to the older population. Staffs,walking sticks and canes have been around for ages. Canes are now more stylish, unique, affordable and most importantly practical than ever before.
The vanity days are passé. We are living longer and each day we should embrace our independence and our active lifestyle with confidence. Don’t let your pride land you on your backside. Use a cane.
People tell me all the time, after I recommend a cane to prevent limping, that a cane makes them look old. Well, what is old? Is it your age or how you feel. You can be young and look old by how you stand, sit or walk, especially slouching or with a limp. I tell people after the age of 35 years to get arch supports for your feet, use a lumbar support for your back when you sit and a night guard for your teeth. Because all of the body parts are going to go south, its just a matter of time. Age is inconsequential, your state of mind and proactive lifestyle now, will prevent problems later.
A cane is cool, because now you can say, “This is what I am doing to take care of myself”. It’s time for the social and cultural stigma associated with canes to be over. From a practical standpoint, it is the smartest and most responsible statement you can make, because everyone is now living longer. The goal is independence, staying active and out of the doctors office, especially the emergency room.
Recently Diane Carrol was seen at the Emmy’s looking gorgeous and vivacious as usual. Her heels may have been a bit high and her balance a little unsteady, as she was escorted, with some standby assistance. I bet she could have blended an emaculate stylish cane with her ensemble and been the belle of the ball. I believe, that her presence with a cane, probably would have sent a very positive message. That message is— I’m starting the newest style and trend for all older adults.
Most importantly, wearing heels is hard enough and if you feel unsteady on your feet, then by all means maximize all your resources. And of course, she did. Kudos!
When pain is present or you have some instability with walking, you now have a great equalizer in your closet–a cane. When choosing your fashionable wardrobe, you now have hundreds of styles and colors of canes to to choose from, just ask Google. I recommend lowering those heels to protect your feet, back and balance. Choose the material in your dress that is slightly more forgiving for moving in and out of those tight spots. And of course, make the fashion statement of the year with a very stylish and colorful cane. The advantages of walking with a cane will be noticed as you walk upright, balanced, confident and now stylish. Show everyone you are proud of your independence and plan to keep it that way.