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Cramp Cures Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Cramp Cures.

Eat to Beat PMS

PMS. Three little letters that spell dread and discomfort for millions of women every month. It is reported that more than half and perhaps as many as 85 percent of all women experience discomfort related to menstruation, common referred to as Premen...  Read more

Guide to Herbal Supplements

An estimated 18 million adults use herbs in some form, and the sale of these products continues to increase.   Herbal supplements, which come from plants that have medicinal properties, claim to cure, treat, or prevent disease.&n...  Read more

Smart Ways to Soothe Sore Muscles

Pain is a real, well, pain! How many times have you been gung-ho to start a new workout routine only to feel like you've been hit by a ton of bricks on day two? Something as simple as walking down the stairs can feel like torture. Most of us have...  Read more

Exercise and Your Period

For two years I was a sex-ed teacher. One of my favorite subjects to teach was puberty, which required me to ever-so-gingerly reveal the story of the birds and the bees to a room full of red-faced fourth graders. Over the course of three days, I&rsqu...  Read more

Think You're Too Heavy to Exercise? - Part 1

I’m not going to sugarcoat things here, or tell you that starting and sticking to an effective exercise plan will be easy or fun. The fact is that if you’re very overweight and out of shape, you’re likely going to face some obstacle...  Read more

When is a cramp more than a cramp?
Updated 7/22/2014 9:17:56 AM

I've had a recurring cramp in my calf for the last week and was looking to pick your brains as to what do do about it. It only happens when I run - starting in the first 1.5 miles and not letting up, though occasional stretching helps. When it's bad,...  Read more

Calf Cramps with Exercise
Updated 7/5/2014 2:23:27 PM

Lately - the last week or so - every time I exercise, I get cramps in my calf about halfway through. It's almost always in my left calf. To avoid them turning into full cramps, I have to stop and rest my foot flat and stand still so my foot is exac...  Read more

Cramps while stretching
Updated 4/14/2014 11:17:44 AM

When I try to do the stretch where you lift your foot behind you and then grab your ankle to stretch the front of your thigh, the back of my thigh cramps up before I can even get my foot in my hand. Any way to make that not happen?...  Read more

Crunches causing abdominal spasms/ cramps
Updated 5/1/2014 12:01:56 AM

When I was younger I was able to do over 100 crunches a day. Now when I try to do 15 regular, reverse or even seated crunches it get these horrible spasms/cramps in my abdominal muscles. They last for about 15-20 min. I really need to strengthen core...  Read more

Food for muscle cramps/ fave post workout munchies
Updated 1/8/2014 8:29:51 AM

Ok so i know there are lots of things to do for muscle cramps during workouts, but ive heard some foods help too, i know bananas do, and anything with potassium, any other suggestions? also, i always get the munchies right after, any ideas on healt...  Read more

Mustard for leg cramps

I know it sounds crazy, but eating some plain old yellow mustard when you get a leg cramp will relieve that cramp in a matter of seconds. Don't ask me how it work but dip a teaspoon in the jar and eat about a half-inch worth from what sticks to the...  Read more

Spoonful of peanut butter helps stop a craving

Eating a spoonful of peanut butter when I get a craving for something "filling" seems to cure my craving....  Read more

Plantar Fasciitis

Fighting with Plantar Fasciitis - cures - remedies...  Read more

How Your Food Choices Affect Your Health

When you're constantly plowing through mile-long to-do lists and putting out family fires (the kids are fighting...again; the dog left you a "present" in the living room; you're out of OJ), it's easy to blame stress for whatever...  Read more

Choose You Commitment: Commit to Putting Yourself First

Heart disease remains the leading cause of mortality here in the United States with all cancers following a close second. For women, breast cancer ranks just behind skin cancer as the leading cause of cancer diagnosis. According to recent statistics...  Read more