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.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

A few Things Elite Athletes can do to prolong their Career

The Seattle Times: Storm: Storm: A new season, same old pain for Jackson

This article on basketball star Lauren Jackson, highlights thecare we all need to take to prolong our youthfullness . . . and in Lauren's case, her career and income.

Shin splints, stress fractures, increasing incidence of leg and muscle cramps, extreme fatigue, regular illness and back pain are health issues we all need to deal with if we play and train to a high level.

'Fortunately' - all of these conditions have something in common - Nutritional Deficiencies!

When an athlete sweats, they sweat out more than just 'Gatorade'. They sweat out and burn up a 'soup' of minerals, vitamins, amino acids and antioxidant nutrients and at the high rates of sweating and nutrient loss regularly experienced it needs to be replaced.

Unfortunately just getting our nutrients from food isn't enough. Recent studies from the UK only confirm what farmers, soil experts and nutritionists have known for years - that our foods contain less nutrition than we think and it's getting less and less every year.

There are many reasons for this that we won't go into for now, but the solution is simple - if you are seriously interestdin prolonging your sporting life then you need to supplement.

Our recomendations for athletes are the same for anyone suffering degerative bone and joint diseases-supplement with the

90 Essential Nutrients and an additional bone and joint supplement.

The Ultimate Cramp Busting Guide has several chapters dedicated to nutrition and is well worth a read.


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