I just joined this team and interestingly enough I woke up with leg cramps this morning. My water has been good and unfortunately my exercise has not. I'm uping my potassium today and I'm going to exercise today (going Salsa dancing tonight) and I'm going to get some streches in. Thanks for the suggestions.
One of the main reasons for leg cramps is a lack of potassium. You may want to try eating foods high in potassium- spinach, yams, bananas. For a list, see http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=n utrient&dbid=90 Also, crazy as it may sound, some try a bar of soap (Ivory) in the sheets and 95% claim it works! My mom is one of those 95%. See http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2005/12/07/ soap-under-the/ Good luck.
Fitness Minutes: (58,358) Posts: 595 12/30/09 9:33 A
I have the same problem as Barbara with leg cramps at night. Some of them are not in my calfs but the front of the leg and I swear they hurt so bad and I have a hard time to get them to stop. I know I am not drinking enough water and maybe my Atkins diet needs to be altered thats I can think of..I feel your pain.
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Fitness Minutes: (58,358) Posts: 595 12/23/09 11:22 A
are you asthmatic by any chance?some asthma inhailers can cause leg cramps there was a thread on it in the team working out with asthma.i often have leg cramps when i wake up i take a magniesium supplement for it.i find it helps alot.that and drinking lots.
Lately, I have been woken up with the muscles in my inner thigh cramping badly. I know I have been doing more stuff like square dancing once a week and playing racquet ball once a week but the cramps are about 2 times a week and not necessarily after the days when I work out.
I am trying to eat more bananas since I know they have potassium but what else can I do to get rid of these???? The nights that I have them, I wake up in the morning very sleepy, not having a good nights rest.
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