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Slippery Floors and Yoga Mats

by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Monday, January 10, 2022, 16:21 (6 days ago)

We, like most people here have tile floors. Fortunately, ours are textured so aren't deadly slippery like many.

We are extremely careful when it rains, or anytime that liquid gets on the floors. It finally happened with wet feet coming in from the pool. DOWN, and hard.

It's amazing how a quickly applied ice pack can undo impact damage to soft tissue. We were lucky.

So, what to do? Both Soriana and Bodega sell inexpensive yoga mats in a wide variety of colors. Some even have a light pattern that is quite nice. We cut one in half and it has done the job. A bit of cushion, no slipperiness, and maid friendly and we have the other half for when the first one gets dirty.

Try it and be safe!

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Slippery Floors and Yoga Mats

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, January 10, 2022, 17:32 (6 days ago) @ Talley Ho

We, like most people here have tile floors. Fortunately, ours are textured so aren't deadly slippery like many.

We are extremely careful when it rains, or anytime that liquid gets on the floors. It finally happened with wet feet coming in from the pool. DOWN, and hard.

It's amazing how a quickly applied ice pack can undo impact damage to soft tissue. We were lucky.

So, what to do? Both Soriana and Bodega sell inexpensive yoga mats in a wide variety of colors. Some even have a light pattern that is quite nice. We cut one in half and it has done the job. A bit of cushion, no slipperiness, and maid friendly and we have the other half for when the first one gets dirty.

Try it and be safe!

Hope you're okay and nothing fractured. Falling when over 50 y/o can too often be a life-changing experience. I love our ancient slick floors, too, for their coolness except when stepping out of the shower without a floor mat or when floors are wet after mopping. We always wear flip flops around the house except in the bedrooms. And we try to always hold onto railings going up and down our stairs that can also sometimes get wet from watering or rain blowing in through the door to our azotea (or a dog that had an accident).

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Slippery Floors and Yoga Mats

by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Monday, January 10, 2022, 20:17 (6 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

We, and you have had three friends take falls this autumn and winter and break a hip and two legs. That has to end. It's important to know about bone density and all that stuff, but more important to keep track of your life. Find the slippery places, add handrails, add textured tiles, they aren't very expensive to replace, and BE CAREFUL!!! Look for places that could hurt us as we age.

We keep an icepack on both floors that we live on, because it's important!

Don't know about all of you, but as hard as we fight the aging process, we are getting older. Hate that.

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Stepping Out

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, January 10, 2022, 20:48 (6 days ago) @ Talley Ho

We, and you have had three friends take falls this autumn and winter and break a hip and two legs. That has to end. It's important to know about bone density and all that stuff, but more important to keep track of your life. Find the slippery places, add handrails, add textured tiles, they aren't very expensive to replace, and BE CAREFUL!!! Look for places that could hurt us as we age.

We keep an icepack on both floors that we live on, because it's important!

Don't know about all of you, but as hard as we fight the aging process, we are getting older. Hate that.

Yeah, I'm still not convinced by the 21st century. All those empty promises we got when we were young about vacationing on the moon and flying cars and DNA engineering to live forever. Buncha hooey! We were doing just fine before cellphones and nanotech and chemtrails and Jewish laser beams from space. ;-)

Every single day we have to be careful how and where we step, just like every generation before us. That's why I love even more living here where I know not just my home but pretty much the entire town by heart, having had to adjust to being almost blind for over a year with those damn cataracts as well as having had to walk in sandals hundreds of times around the entire bay at night without a flashlight from Las Gatas to El Almacén (before the road) back before all the light pollution using mostly starlight to see by. There's no place like home, and Zihuatanejo is it for me.

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Stepping Out

by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Monday, January 10, 2022, 20:56 (6 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

You get it and so do we.

I only wear shoes when it's absolutely necessary, and it rarely is here.

Living in paradise, WITHOUT SHOES and lights around home.

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Slippery Floors and Yoga Mats

by Curly! @, Great Pacific Northwet, Wednesday, January 12, 2022, 12:48 (4 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

First rule of getting old is DON'T FALL. Hard to do when you're active, but necessary. Being as I am 70 now, I pay attention to the rules. <fingers crossed>

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Curly!

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Slippery Floors and Yoga Mats

by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Wednesday, January 12, 2022, 13:25 (4 days ago) @ Curly!

SO agree with you! That's why we immediately looked for a solution to the slippery entry and shared it!

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Slippery Floors and Yoga Mats

by Leemr @, Monday, January 10, 2022, 19:27 (6 days ago) @ Talley Ho

Where to look for the yoga mats in either or both stores, please?

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Slippery Floors and Yoga Mats

by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Monday, January 10, 2022, 20:13 (6 days ago) @ Leemr

Sporting good sections. In Soriana, the aisle before the bakery, in Bodega, two aisles before the produce.

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Slippery Floors and Yoga Mats

by jaui @, Zihuatanejo, Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 05:40 (6 days ago) @ Leemr

Where to look for the yoga mats in either or both stores, please?


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@Leemr

En la "cuponera" de Sam's Club, con vigencia 07-26 Enero, veo que están ofertando tapetes para yoga "antideslizante" en varios colores para 349 pesos = USD17.50 aproximadamente.