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.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

If You Want to Stop Football Players from Gettng Cramps and Deaths on the Field - then take a Good Look at Nutrition

U.S. Newswire : Releases : "Screening for Sickle Cell Trait, Immediate Icing..."

The biggest risk to football players and professional athletes isn't how hard they push themselves or how much they sweat, it's actually their nutrition.

It's a 'no-brainer' that people who sweat more ie professional athletes performing to a high level in hot conditions over a continuous period of time - are sweating out more than just gatorade or powerade.

Their sweat is literally a soup of vitamins, minerals, protein and other nutrients, and they have much higher demand for antioxidants and mineral and other nutrient replacements.

If you couple this with the fact that a lack of Omega 3 Essential Fatty acids is associated with cardiovascular disease (the lead cause of sporting deaths on the "field") then it's an absolute no-brainer that a professional athlete is going to give themselves the best chance of survival by having a good diet.

And a good diet for someone training all the time to a high level needs to include some form of supplementation to make up the difference. Either that, or you'll need to constantly eat fruits, vegetables, and nutritious food literally 10 times a day and I don't see many people prepared to do that.


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