Bone health is an essential aspect of the longevity of a gymnast’s career in the sport. Plus it has lasting effects years beyond sport.

A young high-level gymnast (10-20 something years old) is in a critical time period for bone mineralization. Loss of bone mass begins around age 30. Improper nutrition during adolescence will have long-term implications that are minimally reversible (like osteopenia/osteoporosis).

In this episode, you’ll learn: 

  • The “Dynamic Duo” for bone health and why adequate dietary calcium is so vital
  • The 3 most important factors in bone health for a high-level gymnast
  •  What the “5th” vital sign has to do with long-term bone health and why masking it can be misleading with serious ramifications

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