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, November 23, 2006

Running Cramps, Leg Cramps & Nutrition in Pregnancy

Cramping and leg cramps are a problem for many women during pregnancy. To cure them is quite simple and involves doing the same things you would normally do to ensure you have a healthy baby.

Exercise - regular exercise is helpful for cardiovascular health. As the pregnancy developes make sure you choose low impact options such as swimming and walking.

Nutrition - we all should be aware of the benefits of folic acid and essential fatty acids and some of the major minerals like calcium and magnesium. A balanced nutritional intake and the use of supplements is definitely recommended. The Ultimate Cramp Busting Guide has many recommendations that will not only help prevent leg cramps and running cramps, the same nutrients will also help women in pregnancy.

Stretching & Flexibility - the exercises we recommend in The Ultimate Cramp Busting Guide will not only keep you toned, they will help prevent and alleviate the cramps.

Hydration - stay well hydrated (with water) at all times - particularly in a hot/humid climate.


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