Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Can you really be allergic to alcohol? > Health-in-Motion 12 July 2017 When you’re older, choosing the right size shoes is surprisingly important When you’re older, choosing the right size shoes is surprisingly important. The shape of our feet changes as we reach old age, but Spanish scientists have recently discovered that the vast majority of the elderly do not adjust their shoe size accordingly. This results in, among other things, chronic pain, a loss of balance, falls, anxiety, decreased independence and an overall decline of their quality of life, negatively affecting their capacity to do physical activity, as well as their levels of social engagement and vitality. 0 More: Daily Dose: Can you really be allergic to alcohol? Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news Mental health Quick survey: Would you tell your boss about your mental illness? Medical 5 ways to protect yourself against fungal infections this summer News SEE: 7 gripping facts on surgery Fitness Are women naturally fitter than men? Medical Shhhh! Patients are sleeping Lifestyle #MeToo in SA: This is what victims feel like From our sponsors Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher! Live healthier Watch out! » Gross fungal infections you can pick up at the gym You go to gym to exercise. But make sure the only thing you pick up is a dumbbell and not one of these gross fungal infections. Holiday health » Your 10-step asthma holiday checklist Don’t let asthma ruin your summer holiday. Whether you are travelling or embracing the summer at home, make sure you plan ahead.