6 Ways to Prevent Muscle Cramps While Working Out

prevent muscle cramps working out

1. Electrolytes

As you sweat during your workouts your body starts to get low on electrolytes (minerals like calcium, chloride, magnesium, phosphate, potassium, and sodium) which may cause you to get cramps and to prevent this…

2. Drink Water

Dehydration is a major cause of cramping while you're working out so make sure you stay hydrated by drinking at least 1 liter of water daily and to prevent cramps while you workout drink at least 8-to-16 oz. of water for every 30 minutes you workout.

3. Don't Work Too Hard

When you do an extremely long and/or new workout your body isn't used to then this can overexert your muscles leading to muscle cramping so get into better shape and gradually increase your fitness level before you attempt the more grueling workouts.

4. Stretching

Tight muscles usually leads to muscle cramps and when you loosen up your muscles by warming up & stretching before your workouts you may prevent muscle cramps during your workouts.

5. Get More Vitamin D

Cramps are also caused from a lack of vitamin D so make sure spend at least 20 minutes in the sun daily or eat more Foods high in Vitamin D

6. Don't Overheat

When you're working outside in the heat you'll increase the chances of your muscles overheating and cramping up so in this case it's simply best just to avoid working out in the heat.

If you must workout in the heat then make sure you stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and getting enough electrolytes while working out in the heat to prevent cramps.

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