Quite a few pensioner friends have had minor injuries recently, caused by falling. Someone told Bob that the reason so many elderly people trip and fall is because as we grow older, we lose the ability to skip – and therefore to recover our footing if we start to stumble. [That is ‘skip’ as in ‘bounce from one foot to the other’, not ‘jump-rope’ as they say across the pond]
Lose the ability to skip?!
That’s awful! I love skipping, and often do it when I am feeling especially happy. Since hearing this claim [which I have, as yet, been unable to verify] I have skipped even more than usual, just so I do not lose the knack.
Hoping that when I retire, I shall still be able to skip along the beach at Cromer – with the enthusiasm and glee of the child on the left, just like these two OAPs pictured on the right.
Are there any other 50+ women out there who skip? or is it just me?