Category Archives: Senior Foot Health

How shoes affect balance in older adults

Many of us are guilty of wearing inappropriate or poor footwear. Ballet flats, high heels and skate shoes are all common choices that we know are not great for our feet. As we get older this can have a greater influence on the way we walk, and in older adults this can impair balance and […]

Self care for your nails: what to do and what not to do

Toenails, not the nicest topic to discuss but they are oh so important when it comes to looking after your foot health. Did you know that your nails are susceptible to fungal infections? Fungal spores can enter the nail causing them to become discoloured, thickened and brittle. Here’s a few tips to minimise the risk […]

5 Steps for Fitter Feet for People Aged 65 & Over

1. Look closer By looking at your feet every day you can check for cracks, sores, infections or dry skin. This is especially important if you have diabetes or chronic health issues. See your podiatrist if you spot anything to avoid complications. 2. Feeling comfortable? Check that your shoes give you the support you deserve […]

For Healthy Aging, Strengthen Your Feet

Everything is connected in life—even in our bodies. That means we shouldn’t overlook any part of our bodies when it comes to health, including our oft-neglected feet. In fact, our feet could be considered the foundation of our physical wellness, particularly as we age.