If you haven’t exercised in a while or failed to stay on track with eating right, chances are, your muscles slightly cramp. The cramping could happen anywhere on your body ranging from your abs when you turn certain ways, the back of your legs, fingers, or toes splitting. Yup, everybody has the cramping issue at times with toes splitting or getting that Charlie horse in the back of their legs. This comes from issues with exercise, cardio, and lacking in getting good solid nutrition in your body.
Most people use muscle cramping as a legitimate excuse to avoid the gym and treadmill. If that’s you, just know you are robbing yourself of bettering your overall health. And no, you don’t need a doctor or any kind of Hernia surgery if you get excessive cramping in your abs. Maybe your pot belly is the cause of abdominal cramping, simply because the girth around your midsection is making your back hurt when you walk and unable to perform in the bedroom in certain positions because of your fat stomach.
There are natural and simple methods to overcoming all kinds of muscle cramping. If you’re one of those people that have been stock flopping on your efforts to make it to the gym, or , haven’t been on your entrepreneurial business grind because of health issues, keep reading.
The first step towards overcoming muscle cramping before and after exercise is changing your lifestyle. That said, it means making a major overhaul in your eating habits. Put down the fork! Revamp your nutrition strategy. Dedicate yourself to reducing fast food ingestion and resort more to home cooked meals. Did you know food with low nutritional value is responsible for slowly deteriorating health later in life? Yup. What you eat now that’s not good for you can in fact cause muscle cramping. Changing your eating habits such as consuming a portion-sized healthy meal 3 hours apart is a great way to get back on track with a controlled diet. Most importantly, reducing meat consumption is also good for the heart and digestive system. Though meat is rich in protein, some meat such as beef and pork are known to contain levels of uric acid, which devitalizes the pancreas from producing natural insulin and accelerate aging. Healthy sources of protein are Turkey, Fish, Chicken, and Soy. Consume soy in moderation due to Estrogen.
The second step toward overcoming muscle cramping is making the preference to exercise or do cardio in the morning on a virtual empty stomach. Taking multivitamins and eating a banana before cardiovascular activity or workouts in the morning before starting work will significantly reduce cramping. Reason being is because you have vital nutrients in your bloodstream from the vitamins, and Potassium riding shotgun alongside those nutrients in your body. Potassium is found in bananas and helps not only reduce cramping, but also, maintain a positive nitrogen balance in human muscle tissue, reduce leg cramping while on the marathon trail, and possibly help you sleep better at night. Wait a minute. Bananas help people sleep better at night? You betcha. According to an article in Forbes, Bananas are not only Potassium loaded, but, also fueled with L-tryptophan. Tryptophan is an amino acid that helps relax muscles. If you take in a Banana at night before going to sleep and another one in the morning on an empty stomach with your multivitamins before your treadmill cardio stint or workout, you’ll notice an increased tolerance, improved energy, and virtually no feelings of cramping in any part of your body whatsoever.
The third step toward overcoming muscle cramping is drinking lots and lots of water. If you value your liver and kidneys, you’ll take heed to this. Water is the life of the human body. It flushes the liver, aids in food digestion, works to dissolve alcohol, helps heal wounds, and keep skin radiant. Water also helps reduce cortisol in the body. For those who don’t know what Cortisol is, it’s a catabolic stress hormone that eats away at your mind, muscles, and life ambition. When Cortisol is at its peak, your mind shits to thinking more negatively. Definitely not a good thing. When you increase Water intake, your lungs, liver, and kidneys will virtually give you a high-five and quietly thank you for drinking it.
You should have a rough idea now how to reduce muscle cramping. Your eating habits, water, vitamins, and cardio play certain roles in the body. If you’re looking to improve your health and maintain a positive lifestyle in years to come, you have to make serious health changes and stay on track with transformation. Sure, it’s hard and we all fall and slip in our journey. Don’t let that deter you from getting back up, dealing with those muscle cramps and other aches and pains, begin again, and strive daily to “do the transformation work.” You can and will achieve if you believe.