I have seen many patients who complains of muscle cramp
When I advise them to do exercise. Let us see-
When do you get muscle cramps?
- When you exercise too fast or too hard without
doing proper warm up. It is very much necessary
to prepare your body for workout. It is also necessary
that you do your exercise on regular basis. If you exercise
just for 2-4 days then keep a gape of one week then also it
will not work.
- Second thing is that when you work on laptop, or do activity like
painting or playing instrument for long
period without taking any break in between then you can get
- Why do you get muscle cramp?
When you over use your muscle
your muscle gets injured, in order to protect itself from further injury
it gets constricted into tight painful mass. And you get
muscle cramps or muscle pain.
How can you increase the stamina of your muscles
to avoid muscle cramps?
- Take a break
Take a break while working for long hours in
same position. If you don’t remember to take a break while
working then you can keep an alarm in your
mobile for few days. Once you develop habit you will
remember it automatically.
- Hydrate yourself
Dehydration sometimes leads to muscle cramps. So
it is very much necessary to hydrate yourself. You must
drink at least 2.5—3 litres of water per day. Here also I have
Strategy for you if you don’t remember to drink water
while working. You can fill 1 litre water bottle and keep it
on your working desk in morning, finished it before lunch &
again, refill it & finished it before your dinner or if you are in office
then finish before coming home.
Magnesium is very much necessary for contraction &
relaxation of your muscles. Deficiency of magnesium
can cause muscle cramps.
Good vegetarian sources of magnesium are-
- Green leafy veggies
- Green peas
Potassium is also important for proper functioning
of your muscles.
Good vegetarian source potassium are
Last but not the least, make sure to perform proper
Warm up before either exercise or yoga.
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That’s all for today see you next Tuesday
With another Tuesday tip
Till then take care
Providing simple solutions for the complexities of life
Dr Bhumita Makwana
Your Dietitian & Homoeopathic physician.