You may increase your risk of falling if you are not drinking enough or are undernourished/not eating enough. This may cause you to feel dizzy or lightheaded.
To stay hydrated you need to aim to drink 6-8 cups of non-alcoholic fluid a day unless you have been advised otherwise by a healthcare professional.
If you are not eating enough, you could be underweight, and this leads to muscle weakness and a loss of strength. Eating a well-balanced diet, including foods rich in calcium and vitamin D, maintains a healthy weight and helps keep your bones strong. Aim to eat regular meals through the day to maintain energy.
There are a number of organisations which can help you eat well including:
Foodwise Leeds aims to create a healthy, sustainable and fair food system for everyone in Leeds. Foodwise can connect you with ideas on how to eat well to improve your health and have a positive impact on the planet. This includes information on;
- eating for health and wellbeing
- cooking your own food
- reducing food waste
Leeds Food Aid Network
The Leeds Food Aid Network (FAN) brings people together to help tackle food poverty effectively in the city of Leeds. FAN can connect you with information about
- finding emergency food
- low cost food and meals
- advice and support around food poverty