Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Muscle Cramps

Muscle cramps are caused by involuntary contraction of the muscles and can be painful. Many times this is caused by being dehydrated and need to drink fluids since the muscle cramps from lack of fluid. The muscles need fluid like sports drinks to contract and relax. This can happen after heavy work outs especially in the summer months since we tend to sweat more during a hard work out. Muscle cramps most commonly occur in the calf or thigh. A sudden sharp pulling sensation in the muscle is a muscle cramp.
You should sip on a sports drink to replenish electrolytes, potassium, magnesium which can help prevent muscle cramps. You can also do a pre-exercise warm up like walking or jumping before you stretch your muscles.
Muscle Cramps