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Putting your best foot forward is more important than you may think. According to researchers at the Podiatry University Clinic at University of A Coruña in Spain, wearing the wrong shoes can lead to a host of health problems. As website sciencedaily.com reports, the team studied people with the median age of 75 and found that 83 per cent of them are not wearing proper shoes, opening the door to pain, diminished foot function, loss of balance and an increased risk of falls. “Because of people’s lifestyles at this age, they often use shoes that are harmful to their feet,” says team leader Daniel López López. “This, combined with the appearance of chronic diseases such as obesity, vascular diseases, diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis, causes a worrying increase in foot problems in the elderly.” He recommends that silvers wear wide footwear with adjustable straps and rubber soles and regularly visit a podiatrist.

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Featured in Harmony — Celebrate Age Magazine
May 2017