What will happen if a dancer does not have enough calcium in his diet?
If a dancer does not consume enough calcium they open themselves
up for many bone related injuries. An example of which is stress
fractures, bone marrow reduction, etc. It is MOST important for a
dancer to realize they are the same as an athelete. High ammounts
of calcium are needed in the body for bone regrowth/regeneration
and long term prevention of osteoperosis. Teenage males and females
need the equivalent of a pregnant lady to keep their calcium levels
high. This can be consumed in food such as green leafy vege
(brocolli) and dairy products. Dairy may not always be good for
certain individuals, so alternatives can be discussed with a health
professional. Rounded diet is strongly recommended.