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Try switching out processed foods for fresh, whole foods in your meals this weekend, such as vegetables, fruit, fish, eggs, nuts, beans, or yogurt. Whole foods give your body a larger assortment of nutrients that it needs to function correctly and can improve mood and quality of life. Not to mention, they are more filling, which means you’re less likely to overeat! 

Looking for more wellness ideas? JFS Orlando has a FAMILY of services available, including counseling, food assistance, family stabilization, senior medical transportation, and our community rabbi. Learn more at JFSorlando.org or call (407) 644-7593.

How to Prevent Falls

Accidental falls are the number one reason seniors end up in the hospital. Subsequent injuries can have a devastating impact on a person’s long-term health and quality of life. Here are some ways you can reduce the chance of a fall, for both you and your loved ones:

  • Visit your doctor regularly. And while you’re there…
    • Ask your doctor to conduct a risk assessment and offer suggestions on how to reduce your individual risk.
    • Inquire about vitamins and dietary supplements that may improve your overall health, making a fall less likely.
    • Tell your doctor if any of your medications cause dizziness, exhaustion, or decreased alertness.
    • Remember to have your vision checked annually.
  • Evaluate the safety of your home. Consider hiring an expert to conduct a safety audit to remove or secure things like loose cords, or install safety bars in the bathroom.

Get moving! A consistent fitness plan that includes balance and weight training will keep your body stronger longer, and less prone to falls.