Help with Running Cramps

Running cramps, particularly running calf cramps, afflict everyone from the person going out for a morning jog, to elite athletes. And it's not just runners that get cramps they can be a factor in any sport - tennis, swimming, golf, cycling and triathlon. This site is dedicated to sharing ideas and information between sports people, athletes, health practitioners, anyone who enjoys training - for the best ways to prevent, avoid and treat muscle cramp.

Friday, February 24, 2006

Hong Kong athlete dies after running marathon in haze - Sports News -

Hong Kong athlete dies after running marathon in haze - Sports News -

4800 out of 40000 runners suffered from running cramps in the Hong Kong Marathon last week. The reason was suggested to be lack of water on the course - this would support the view that cramps can be caused by dehydration and depletion in nutrients. But also, the smog and pollution that day in Hong Kong was particularly bad - there could be some link between the bad air people would have been breathing in and the cramping - cramps are often caused by the build up of toxins in the muscles - so the bad air could have aggravated this situation.

This story makes you realize how important it is to hydrate, and also I would keep up my nutrient intake to combat the air pollution and support the respiratory system.


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