What Do Seniors Have on Their Feet? - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/22/04

What Do Seniors Have on Their Feet?

If you're over age 65, what are you wearing on your feet? Falls are the #1 cause of fatal injuries among older Americans. That's why a report in the Journal of American Geriatrics suggests a simple solution.

Put away those loafers and wear athletic or canvas shoes instead. The report says anything else increases the risk of falling by an average of 30%, and that older folks who dare to walk around in their socks or even barefoot are 11 times more likely to fall.

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