Tyler Robbins Fitness

B.Sc. Biochemistry, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Certified CrossFit Trainer (CCFT/CF-L3), USA Weightlifting Level 1

Day 61 - Diet vs. Exercise Part 6: Injury Prevention

The United States has one of the highest dairy consumption rates per capita amongst many countries in the world yet their rates of osteoporosis are also rising.

Now common belief would tell you that, "You are what you eat" and if you wish to increase your bone density, then you should increase dietary calcium and vitamin D (also magnesium, etc.) in order to build bone tissue.

Turns out, your diet can only get you so far here. There is more evidence coming out today that is exploring the fact that you can take in tons of calcium and nutrients to make your body somewhat look good, but your body still survives by the "use it or lose it" mantra.

Exercise, and especially resistance training, puts a lot of stress and strain on not only your muscles, but your bones as well. Your body is a fighter in that regard because when it sees a challenge, it attacks it head-on by strengthening your bones, ligaments and muscles so that they can withstand these forces.

The more exercise and tensile strength we put our bodies under, the stronger they become and less prone to injuries caused by neglect!

Winner: Exercise

Quote of the day:
"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go."
~ T. S. Eliot