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
Link & Resources
- Blog: Bone Health for the Gymnast – Energy Availability, Vitamin D, Calcium
- VIP Nutrition Coaching Program Application
- Connect with Christina on Instagram @the.gymnast.nutritionist
- Private 1:1 Nutrition Coaching for High-Level Gymnasts