Photo Credit: Stefan Barna

When I was young, about sixty-five or so, I used to wonder about the folks who were Really Old — about eighty or ninety or even the one person that I knew who lived to be over 100.

Why did they walk so slowly? Was it that hard to walk? Did their legs hurt or what? Well, now I can answer that for me, anyway. I walk slow because of my balance. I used to have to evaluate how my patients walked outside on uneven ground and found many of…