Ease Workout Muscle Cramping

Photo by Autumn Goodman on Unsplash

Photo by Autumn Goodman on Unsplash


Get to the bottom of what’s cramping your style

A little hamstring or other muscle cramp now and then isn’t a big deal.  However, the feelings, signs and symptoms your body gives you are messages.  These messages are the way your body communicates its need for targeted nutritional support. 

Truth is there is not one exact accurate answer that fits each and every body.  In the same fashion there is not one diet that is right for everyone.  Take a look at Ketogenic Dieting:  Is it right for you?  for an excellent example and great information.  Look into my new title A Fresh Wellness Mindset to grasp the importance of personalizing your food life in sync with your unique bio-chemistry as a big measure for wellness.  Learn to tap into your innate system to know how to serve your body wellness.

Four Ideas to ease muscle cramps:

1.  Hamstring or other muscle cramping could be a sign that your body is asking for more mineral balance and support in your food life.  Minerals are the sparks that create energy.  Potassium is commonly linked to muscle cramping.  Instead of potassium supplementation which can be tricky and unnecessary, eat more potassium rich foods like bananas, sweet potatoes, avocados, apricots, wild salmon, coconut water, beet greens, swiss chard, beets, bok choy and asparagus. 

2.  Essential Fatty Acids or EFAs may be in need when you experience muscle cramping or less than desired energy creation.  EFAs are the basis of each and every cell in your body.  They allow for nutrient absorption, chemical messaging, and hormonal transportation in and out of cells which are the basis for metabolism.  Your body must be digesting healthy fats well for them to be of benefit in your body.   I can guide you to create optimal digestion.

3.  Hydration status weighs in as a viable source of muscle cramping.  Chronic dehydration is a major health issue for Americans.   A guide for adequate hydration is drinking half your body weight in ounces of purified H20 daily plus more to offset diuretics like caffeine and sugary drinks.  If you weigh 140 pounds your optimal water consumption equates to 70 ounces of H20 daily.

4.  Gently stretch before your session.  A slow, vertebrae by vertebrae fold over with some organic leg movement at the bottom and equally slow rise or other easy hamstring stretches can get your body ready.  Likewise, a daily practice of stretching promotes smooth muscles perhaps less likely to cramp.

The answers to health questions are usually not in a straight line.  Your body is built with great compensation and interconnectedness.  Cofactors, the synergist components to all healthy function also play in heavily to figure out what ails you. 

I offer a functional assessment as an excellent guide to know priorities your body is asking for nutritionally and lifestyle-wise.  When you are tapped in to this intelligence it is easy to make choices aligned with your well being.   Feel free to contact me for a complimentary conversation to find out if my approach fits you.

This article is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent disease. This article has not been reviewed by the FDA. Always consult with your primary care Physician or Naturopathic Doctor before making any significant changes to your health and wellness routine.