It's not easy to start a new habit, even if it's a good one. Uncle Teo always has 'something better to do' when Susan asks him out for walks. What can she do to better persuade her father?
"I DON'T WANT TO GO OUT. YOU GO BY YOURSELF."
"I will make this walk interesting, not only to remember by, but to continuously looking forward to. For example, we will explore together the different parts of Singapore where we exchange with one another about the memories we used to have about the place."
They just got out of the house but Uncle Teo already wants to go home. What can Susan do to motivate her father to walk a little bit more every time they head out?
"I'M TIRED. CAN WE GO HOME NOW?"
"The more the merrier. I would suggest that if Susan’s family members could also join in together for the walk, it will be more encouraging for him. If his peers are with him, that will motivate him further that if they can do it, he should be able to do the same. He will not realise how much he has walked when the time passes by quickly if he is chatting with his friends while walking."
"Older adults should be advised to wear well-fitting shoes with low heeled, slip resistant soles and a large contact area to reduce falls"
While Uncle Teo has grown to enjoy their daily walks together, Susan worries for his safety outdoors. What are some things Susan should look out for while bringing her father out for a walk and how can she overcome them?