Leg cramps are familiar to all of us and especially the night cramps. They are not painfull but disturb your sleep. And this impairs the overall health. The main causes of leg cramps include lack of exercise during the day, dehydration, and poor blood flow in the legs. They can last from a few seconds up to a few minutes, and in the most severe cases, even up to a few days. Sufferers of such cramps are older than 50, but young people complain too. This affects the calves, but also feet and thighs too. With some tricks and tips, you will overcome it.
First of all, you should increase the magnesium intake, through the consumption of this foods:
Sardines and salmon
Green leafy veggies
More magnesium- this supplement relaxes you and experts claim it is the best mineral there is for cramps in legs. So, eat magnesium foods: dark greens, veggies, pumpkin seed, yoghurt, dates, dark chocolate and bananas. This is not enough though. You also can get magnesium oil. Just rub a bit on the legs before sleeping and that is it for the night.
HOW TO MAKE THIS OIL?
YOU NEED THIS:
½ cup magnesium chloride flakes
½ cup distilled water
It is simple. Wait for the water to boil and put the flakes while stirring. After all is dissolved, remove from heat and let cool off. Put in spray bottle and use.
You should spray 5-10 sprays on each leg at bedtime.
Despite this, we will also suggest the following tips:
Stretching prevents leg cramps, as it boosts blood flow, and thus helps the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to cells. The easiest way is with a ledge and resting a ball of the foot while the heel is on the floor.
Next, shift the weight on the ledge, hold for 2 seconds and rest 10. Make 6-8 repetitions with each leg. In this way, you will relax the calves.
- More vitamin D
- Imbalance in electrolytes
- Electrolyte Drink- Recipe:You should mix half a teaspoon of unionized salt, 1-quart water, 6 teaspoons of sugar. You might substitute the sugar with honey, and in this case, reduce salt by 1/2.wo limes and lemon juice, and drink this beverage daily.
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