Friday, May 1, 2009


"Getting plenty of calcium and vitamin D can decrease your risk of developing a stress fracture by 20%. Active women should strive for 1,000 IU of D and 2,000 milligrams of calcium daily to keep their bones strong, experts say."

(*Fitness magazine, may issue)

Stress fractures can be a real pain!! They usually occur in athletes from unusual or repeated stress on weight bearing bones such as the tibia in your leg or your foot.

An old friend of mine who played soccer in college had one due to extensive practices and constant long distance running. He spent the last 3-4 weeks of his freshman season in a "boot" to heal the stress fracture.


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