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Easing Muscle Cramps

Oct 20, 2010

Most muscle cramps during exercise come from dehydration. When you become dehydrated, it disrupts your electrolyte balance, which results in cramps. If you get a cramp, drink some water slowly, while resting.

The best thing you can do for yourself is to make it a point to stay hydrated before, during, and after your workout.

In the three hours before your workout drink at least 20 ounces of water. While you are working out you should drink approximately 8 ounces of water every 15 minutes throughout your workout.

Potassium is also a preventative measure for cramps. If you get cramps frequently throw together a banana smoothie prior to your workout, and its also a great healthy snack for anytime. You should also incorporate other potassium rich foods into your regular diet.

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