The Benefits of Using Walking Sticks

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The Benefits of Using Walking Sticks
Wooden walking sticks are more commonly used then aluminium sticks (cane image by CraterValley Photo from

Walking sticks are long staffs that are made from wood and aluminium. They are available in various styles, sizes and designs, and some are custom-made to fit the exact height of an individual. Walking sticks improve a walker's mobility. They help people of all ages to maintain a healthier, more active lifestyle.

Health Benefits

A walking stick can benefit a persons health by aiding them when walking and giving them better balance. People rely on walking sticks to use everyday to get around and do the things they need to do. Walking sticks can give a person more confidence in themselves. They lessen the stress on the body relieving joint pain. Older people use walking sticks to move around better ,but they are beneficial for people of all ages. They can help to balance and hold yourself up if you slip. Walking sticks are used to minimise weight from the legs, knees, back, hips, feet and ankles, making the body feel less tired and more energised at the end of the day.

Fitness Benefits

Many people use walking sticks to help them walk faster and for longer distances at a time. They can help people to distribute their weight more evenly so that they don't tire as quickly when they are walking. This allows people to stay on their feet longer, resulting in longer periods of exercise. Some people enjoy outdoor hiking to stay fit. A walking stick can help people to climb steep banks and can give the body a steadier feeling when coming down the other side. A walking stick can provide better mobility during any type of everyday activities.

Outdoor Activities

Walking sticks are used for numerous outdoor activities, such as for walking over hills, through sand, gravel and snow. No matter what type of terrain you cross, walking sticks can be very beneficial. They are used for moving things out of the way, such as weeds, cobwebs and sticks. They can help for balance when having to cross over streams and creeks. They are great for leaning on when you need to take a break. They can knock items down from overhead, such as fruit out of trees. Walking sticks are useful for other outdoor activities, such as mushroom hunting, walking, rock hunting, hiking, hunting, camping and other activities.


Walking sticks can be used for protection to scare off dogs and animals that are aggressive. They are also useful as a stick for self-defence; some walking sticks are designed to be used just for that purpose. Some walking sticks come with concealed blades. Walking sticks can help to deter or scare off possible attackers.

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