Two inches makes difference for me
December 24, 2010 6:30am CST
Yes just two inches makes a lot of difference for me. The steps in my house are 6” high, but here in my daughter’s home, they are 8” high. I find difficulty in getting up or getting down. For the staircase, I hold the side bar, but in the toilet there is no side bar. The walls on the sides are tiled, more slippery, so my daughter put one wooden block 4” high, I could put my step on it to go to the commode lol. My problem is solved. There was a time when I could run to upstairs of homes having even 1’ high steps, but it is question of health and body condition now. I really feel sad and helpless. [i]What is the height of steps in your place? Please share your opinion.[/i] MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR Professor ‘Bhuwan’. . Cheers have a lucky day ahead.
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25 Dec 10
Ya...8" steps are too much. In my house the steps are 6". But in our college the steps are much higher maybe 8". Though I have no difficulty in going upstairs at house, I get tired when I have to go upstairs more than once in 2 minutes. It is very difficult for an elderly person to go upstairs with those stairs.
25 Dec 10
i'm not really good with the inches measurement... so i don't know how many cm is 1 inch... but i believe 2 inches is quite high and definitely make a noticeable difference especially when you are climbing up the steps... i don't really know how high is my steps... but i believe that it is not too high as i still have no problem climbing them... take care and have a nice day...
• Kolkata, India
24 Dec 10
in my home the steps are 6" high the same as you..and also for my grandpa we have made a new staircase of 5".he lives downstairs.but sometimes he wants to come upstairs.so he uses that staircase on the backside of veranda. yes it is all about age.my grandpa was football player.and i have some videos of his backvolley.he was his school captain and played with three clubs.and he was a striker.he was the captain of his office team too. he is now at 70.and he has lost all his power. so be carefull while using staircase.stay safe and merry christmass.
24 Dec 10
hi professor, i am glad my place is downstairs. i dont have to keep going up then. from the front door, you will only have to step 4 inches higher and you can already go anywhere you like. right now, there is also no side bar in my comfort room but i place plastic mats so that it will not be slippery. i got one bad knee starting now. i guess that is due to age. but luckily, i can still walk upstairs without trouble. the office has more than 100 steps and no lift. that means i have to walk there everyday. but i dont mind. its a good exercise. Merry Christmas to you and your family. bless you. ann
24 Dec 10
Two inches is noticeable already. I'd do anything just to gain 2" in height. I'm currently 5'7". It'd be great to step up to 5'9". I'd feel much better that way. My confidence will be boosted up and i'll definitely stand talk in public. Regarding climbing stairs with high flights, you're right, it's harder if the flights are higher. It depends on your condition and age. I workout a lot so i don't feel much of a difference. Maybe if i grow much older i'd notice it.