5 Reasons a Folding Walking Stick Can Help You
Wednesday, 29 November 2017 | Admin
Folding walking sticks offer a range of different benefits, some of which you might not have even considered before. If you're on the lookout for a new cane and you're not sure what kind of stick to get, find out why a foldable walking stick is a great asset before you make a decision. We've outlined a number of way folding walking sticks can help you in our handy blog post.
1) Ideal If You Don't Use Your Stick All the Time
One of the biggest bonuses of using a folding walking stick is that it can be stowed away in your bag when it isn't in use. If you don't use your stick constantly, it can become a hassle having to lug it around with you in your hands. This also makes performing tasks that require your hands a chore, and leaning it against a wall isn't always the best answer as this can cause the cane to topple over - yet another hassle when you have to bend down to retrieve the stick.
On the other hand, when you have a folding walking stick, you can place it in your bag when it isn't required and take it out only when necessary. This allows you to perform actions relatively unencumbered by your stick and ensures you aren't caught out trying to hold lots of different objects in your hands without dropping them.
2) Keeps Your Stick Safe
When you dine out at restaurants or visit the cinema, walking sticks that can't be folded are easy to leave behind. After all, it's difficult enough finding a place to keep your stick in the first place, and if you don't need to use your stick all the time it can easily be forgotten. This is where the folding walking stick shines; the cane can simply be placed in your bag or a pocket at the beginning of the evening and forgotten about until you need it again!
Not only are folding walking sticks more difficult to lose, but they're also likely to be in better nick than their non-folding counterparts. This is because you're less likely to drop your stick, an action that can cause dents and other damage to your stick's design. And the last thing you want when you're using a walking stick as a fashion accessory is for it to be ruined as this can ruin the impact of its design.
3) Puts Less Strain on Your Hands
When you're holding a walking stick in your hand at all times, this can place strain on your hands and wrists even if the stick is relatively light. Having a folding walking stick reduces this pressure as you're able to take out your cane only when you need that extra little bit of support or flare. This means that when the cane is folded away, you can rest your hands and wrists to prevent long-term damage.
4) Accessorise Your Outfit on Your Terms
Formal and fashionable events are fun to attend, but when you're using a walking stick as an accessory, the last thing you want to do is be seen with your walking stick in hand before you're properly prepared for the occasion. With a folding walking stick, you can store it in your bag when you're travelling to and from the event. This means you can make a big impression when you're ready!
Better yet, you don't even need to bring a separate bag for your walking cane; we have a range of handbag-sized sticks that allow you to store your cane in your handbag. These can be folded into five sections instead of the usual four so they fit into smaller bags and even pockets.
5) Saves Leg Room
When you're travelling by car or by aeroplane, your legroom is limited enough as it is. As such, the last thing you want to do is to have to stow your walking stick in what little precious leg space you have. Using a folding walking stick allows you to place your support in your suitcase or even in the boot of a car while you're getting from A to B. This means you can stretch out as much as you want without feeling as though you'll knock your stick over and send it crashing to the floor.
So there we have it: five amazing ways a folding walking stick can help you. Do you have any more reasons a folding walking stick is a useful tool? If so, we'd love to hear them. Let us know in the comments, or find us on Twitter and Facebook!