Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Have Spring in Your Step So You Don't Look Ready to Shuffle Off

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Have Spring in Your Step So You Don't Look Ready to Shuffle Off

Article excerpt

YOU want to look younger than you really are? Or just look "good for your age"?

Then watch how you walk.

You might be meticulous about skin care, have an up-to-the-minute hair style, never show your grey roots and still (if you are really lucky) be perky of bosom and firm of jaw.

But if your gait is anything less than reasonably sprightly for your age, then you will appear much older than you are.

As silly as it might seem at first consideration, gait counts for everything in the quest to stay looking good for your age.

If your insteps have fallen, your feet are gnarly, and the bones in your toes give you grief, then it stands to reason you are going to shuffle along, usually with a grimace on your face.

A shuffling gait coupled with a painful grimace gives away your age more that slack boobs and saggy jowls.

Good, well fitting shoes and considerable foot care are the answer to that one I guess.

If your calf and thigh muscles haven't been used enough to keep them strong and firm as you have aged over the years, then your gait is going to be a cross between a shuffle and dawdle. …

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