This program relies on the beneficial effects of exercise to prolong health. It depends on healthy, colorful food to fuel exercise and improve athletic performance.
Female athletes as they age, need different strategies to counter the hormonal changes that occurs with it. Regardless of the age of the athlete, all females need to exercise and supply their bodies with the proper nutrients to support that exercise.
Female athletes need to pay particular attention to the hormonal changes that produce bone loss (osteoporosis).
The earlier a female athlete incorporates proper nutrition and exercise into their Diet the longer they will remain healthy.
Osteoporosis is a common disorder that affects menopausal athletes. The best therapy for osteoporosis is one that relies on a program of prevention combined with botanical intervention once bone loss commences.
Osteoporosis is characterized by a reduction in total bone mass. Osteoporosis results in a gradual loss of bone with diminished quality in its micro-architecture.
Osteoporosis is eight times more prevalent in women especially after menopause (the cessation of estrogen production).
Osteoporosis produces lower back pain and a propensity to incur skeletal fractures. The bone sites that are most commonly fractured are the wrists, lumbar spine (vertebrae), and hips.
The increasing incidence of hip fractures is a major health problem with a lifetime risk factor approaching fifteen percent for all women.
Bone health is a goal for all athletes.
Female athletes are more susceptible to injuries as they enter menopause and therefore require additional nutritional support during this time. Female athletes should therefore prepare their bodies while they are still young.