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BARBANNA SparkPoints: (107,974)
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2/5/13 12:35 P

Stretching is critical after you get one. You may need to eat more food with potassium and definitely drink lots of water.

RUBECCAL Posts: 869
2/5/13 12:32 P

Dehydration could very well be the culprit. I usually drink eight cups, but for the last few days, I've only been drinking six at most. Thanks everyone for the advice. This is one of the things I like most about SparkPeople!

TSHIRT24H SparkPoints: (3,665)
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2/5/13 11:26 A

Drink pickle juice after your workout or when the cramps occur. emoticon

LARKUN7701 SparkPoints: (2,477)
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2/5/13 11:22 A

Could be as simple as not enough water intake. How much water are you drinking? A good way to tell if its a dehydration issue is to look at your urine, it should be clear or very light yellow. If its a dark yellow, strong odor, and your getting leg cramps chances are its dehydration.

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 57,918
2/5/13 10:57 A

Are you doing a good warm up, and a cool down and stretch at the end of your routine? Have you tried increasing the potassium in your diet? I find just eating a banana regularly keeps me from getting leg cramps.

Coach Jen

RUBECCAL Posts: 869
2/5/13 10:44 A

The back of my calf on my right leg has been cramping up a lot lately. I haven't changed my exercise routine. It still consists mostly of walking around my basement. I don't understand why it is cramping up, but does anyone have any idea how to stop the cramps or at least alleviate some of the pain/discomfort?

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