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We're always being told to get out of our armchairs and exercise more for better health and a longer life. There's no doubting the mounting research telling us that's true. According to one recent report, tens of thousands of lives could be saved each year in the UK if people simply walked more.

The Ramblers and Macmillan Cancer Support concluded in their "Walking Works" report that walking could transform people's health by decreasing the odds of heart problems and stroke as well as making a difference in conditions such as type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer's and many cancers.

For most of us walking is as simple as slipping on a pair of shoes and opening the front door, but as we age, it's not always as simple as that. Having known and loved an increasing number of ageing relatives and friends, I know that age can impair our circulation, which can make feet and ankles swell. Walking is, of course, great for maintaining and improving circulation, but what if we can't find comfy shoes to walk in because of swollen feet?

If you are one of the thousands of people in the UK who suffer with swollen feet, you might be interested in a mail order company called Cosyfeet that sells shoes with an extra wide fitting. I first bought shoes from them for my own grandparents years ago, but the styles they're making now are for a more fashion conscious consumer.
Their footwear is extra deep, which means it can fit swelling as well as bunions, problem toes and orthotics. Many of their styles are adjustable which is ideal if your feet swell up during the day or if one foot is more swollen than the other. They also make a range of extra roomy socks and hosiery.

Cosyfeet publish a FREE LEAFLET on Fitting Footwear for Swollen Feet. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request your copy, including your name and full postal address. Alternatively you can view and download the guide online at: http://www.cosyfeet.com/media/cms/cosyfeet/footwear_fitting_guide.pdf

Written by Marianne Wilson

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Hi, my name is Janice and I am the founder of www.OAPSchat.co.uk.This stands for Optimistic and ProActive Seniors Chat. OAPSchat was born in April 2013 as a Facebook page. To date there are over 1415 FB likes. It was in November 2013 that I decided I had enough material and confidence to launch the website.

Since that day, I have been writing articles on all kinds of topics. ranging from hobbies, holidays, food and drink, memories, families, finance and much much more. I now have over one hundred and twenty two wonderful contributors to date and articles on all different subjects are posted on a daily basis. Over 1320 articles can be read now! Members can comment via disqus, FB and Twitter.

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Loneliness is a big scourge on our society worldwide and the website helps combat this awful isolation by coming together and sharing our thoughts and ideas. OAPSchat is well and truly born now and I hope it will continue to thrive. With your support, I'm confident it will!

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