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Menstrual Cramp Relief Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Menstrual Cramp Relief.

Exercise and Your Period

For two years I was a sex-ed teacher. One of my favorite subjects to teach was puberty, which required me to ever-so-gingerly reveal the story of the birds and the bees to a room full of red-faced fourth graders. Over the course of three days, I&rsqu...  Read more

Smart Ways to Soothe Sore Muscles

Pain is a real, well, pain! How many times have you been gung-ho to start a new workout routine only to feel like you've been hit by a ton of bricks on day two? Something as simple as walking down the stairs can feel like torture. Most of us have...  Read more

How to Stop a Migraine in Its Tracks

If you live with migraines, you might already be familiar with the pain and discomfort they cause. Migraines are a specific type of headache often identified by episodes of throbbing pain and, sometimes, nausea, vomiting or sensitivity to light. Migr...  Read more

Eat to Beat PMS

PMS. Three little letters that spell dread and discomfort for millions of women every month. It is reported that more than half and perhaps as many as 85 percent of all women experience discomfort related to menstruation, common referred to as Premen...  Read more

Guide to Herbal Supplements

An estimated 18 million adults use herbs in some form, and the sale of these products continues to increase.   Herbal supplements, which come from plants that have medicinal properties, claim to cure, treat, or prevent disease.&n...  Read more

Calf Cramps with Exercise
Updated 7/5/2014 2:23:27 PM

Lately - the last week or so - every time I exercise, I get cramps in my calf about halfway through. It's almost always in my left calf. To avoid them turning into full cramps, I have to stop and rest my foot flat and stand still so my foot is exac...  Read more

Cramps while stretching
Updated 4/14/2014 11:17:44 AM

When I try to do the stretch where you lift your foot behind you and then grab your ankle to stretch the front of your thigh, the back of my thigh cramps up before I can even get my foot in my hand. Any way to make that not happen?...  Read more

Crunches causing abdominal spasms/ cramps
Updated 5/1/2014 12:01:56 AM

When I was younger I was able to do over 100 crunches a day. Now when I try to do 15 regular, reverse or even seated crunches it get these horrible spasms/cramps in my abdominal muscles. They last for about 15-20 min. I really need to strengthen core...  Read more

Food for muscle cramps/ fave post workout munchies
Updated 1/8/2014 8:29:51 AM

Ok so i know there are lots of things to do for muscle cramps during workouts, but ive heard some foods help too, i know bananas do, and anything with potassium, any other suggestions? also, i always get the munchies right after, any ideas on healt...  Read more

Stomach cramps
Updated 11/21/2013 4:10:09 PM

Hey everyone Whenever I walk on my treadmill, 4mph for 30 or 60 min, I end up getting terrible stomach cramps. Any suggestions on how to prevent this ailment from discouraging me?...  Read more

Chamomile Tea For Bloat or Stomach Upset

Chamomile Tea has a fruity flavor. Chamomile tea helps to calm and soothe down feelings of anxiety, nervousness and depression since it has mild sedatives. Chamomile tea is often used to treat problems like bloating, nausea, gas, irritable bowel synd...  Read more

Dont use your monthly "special visit" as an excuse to not exercise!

Using menstrual cycle/cramps as an excuse to not exercise is silly and ancient! Studies show that light exercise could be highly beneficial because they help to relieve the muscular stiffness and spasm that is experienced during this period and secon...  Read more

Eastern Star

Sisters and Brothers of the Order of the Eastern Star: we share in the principles of Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth. Let us also share our healthy inspirations!...  Read more

11 Hidden Signs You Might Have a Thyroid Problem

If you are a Dancing with the Stars fan, you are likely familiar with co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet’s recent surgery to remove her thyroid cancer. Unfortunately, Brooke’s history with thyroid issues is not unique; an estimated 27 million A...  Read more

10 Reasons to Celebrate Menopause

Editor's Note: Cathy Cram, M.S., is the resident maternal fitness expert on our sister site, BabyFit.com. She writes a monthly series on menopause health and fitness. My past menopause blogs have dealt with some of the less than pleasant cha...  Read more