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Falls Prevention: Tips to Prevent Falls
Eat Well

​Nutrition and Fall facts:

  • It is estimated that 30% of older adults living independently in the community suffer from malnutrition.
  • Health eating and getting enough fluids are important for overall wellbeing, muscle strength, energy, coordination and stamina.
  • Dehydration can lead to dizziness and falls.
  • Vitamin D and calcium are important for muscle strength and bone density, thereby reducing the risk of falls and broken bones.

What you can do:

  • Eat a variety of vegetables, fruits and grain products every day.
  • Protein, either from plant or meat sources is needed daily. Women: 2 servings, men: 3 servings.
  • Do not skip meals.
  • Drink enough fluids that your urine is a pale yellow (yes, check the color of the toilet water after you pass your water).
Last Modified: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 |
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