How To Prevent Leg Cramps, And How To Never Get Leg Cramps Again !
Cramps basically come out of the blue! The cramp pain is one of the worst pains a parson can experience. It slows us down, hinders our progress and it hurts a lot. People who are exercising on regular basis in order to stay in shape are well familiar with this kind of pain and the frequency of its occurrence.
This article can help you learn more about the leg cramps and it will offer you ways of how to eliminate these types of pain.
Causes of Leg Cramps
Leg cramps are not caused by an external agent, as it is the case with cuts and bruises. As a matter of fact, all types of cramps including the leg cramps, is triggered by various internal forces.
Sometimes, leg cramps can be caused by lack of specific nutrients or lack of water in the body. In other cases, leg cramps can indicate some more serious health issues, such as kidney infection.
People who are engaged in moderate or intense workouts or in activities for extended period of time tend to end up dehydrated. The easiest solution for them in order to get rid of the cramps is to drink some warm water.
The warm water is recommended because it temperature is very similar to the one of our blood. Moreover, it is easily absorbed into the dehydrated muscles and much quicker in comparison to cold water.
People who are prone to leg cramps and experience them more often are recommended to increase the intake of electrolytes in their bodies. Electrolytes act like mini masseuses in the body and cooperate with warm water in order to loosen up tightened muscles, which in turn stops the cramps instantly. The electrolytes can be purchased in any local grocery store or in health supplement store.
How to Prevent Leg Cramps?
While proper hydration is good starting point, our bodies require more than just some water. They required nutrients and specific minerals which simply cannot be ingested by taking electrolytes or drinking water. Magnesium is one of the best minerals for prevention of leg cramps. As mentioned above, the electrolytes act as masseuse of the organism while magnesium acts as the massage oil.
Our bodies are designed to use magnesium quite rapidly. In order to prevent cramps, you should aim at about 250-300 milligrams of magnesium daily. Some of the best sources of magnesium are the following:
- Prepared potatoes
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