Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Tips for Cyclists at Risk of Bone Loss

Some Help for At-Risk Cyclists

Monday, February 16, 2009 - Jeannine Stein - Los Angeles Times

Cyclists who may be at risk for osteopenia or osteoporosis include those who have been cycling for years without doing any other activities, are very thin, have a family history of osteoporosis or are post-menopausal. Those athletes should consult a physician to see if any treatments or tests are necessary, such as a bone density scan, known as a DXA (not all insurance plans cover the test). They should also discuss lifestyle changes such as eating more foods that contain protein and essential bone-building nutrients such as calcium and vitamin D. A registered dietitian -- preferably one who has worked with athletes -- can help design a meal plan that includes key foods.

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Rick Kaselj

Registered Kinesiologist Specializing in Injury Rehabilitation

Surrey, BC, Canada

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