It sounds like you're doing the right things, so if this is a new issue, I'd suggest talking to your doctor about it. I wouldn't start taking any supplements until your doc decides if that's the right way to treat the problem.
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I seem to be getting frequent, painful leg cramps lately. Mostly at night, but I have had to leave meetings, and stop my car and get out to help alleviate the painful cramp. I eat bananas (for potassium), take a multivitamin, 600mg. calcium and 1,000 vit. D. I am a moderate walker 1-2 miles 2 or 3 times a week and do significant amount of house and yard work (with large garden, flower care, etc.). Other structured exercise such as weight lifting, crunches, etc. is hit and miss a couple times a week for about 30-45 min.
I'm not sure if this is nutrient or exercise related issue--maybe/probably both. I have been in maintenance for 6 months. I weigh 125 +/- and eat approx. 1400 a day, on average, and try to eat clean 90% of the time.
I don't think I am overdoing the exercise, but would like to get ideas on possible solutions. Should I add potassium supplements? Get different shoes? Eat more bananas? Add calories?
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