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Hand Cramp Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Hand Cramp.

How to Eliminate Muscle Cramps

There are two kinds of people in this world: People who have had muscle cramps and people who will experience them sooner or later. Muscle cramps happen to almost everyone, and for a lot of different reasons. Vigorous exercise can certainl...  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

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

Exercises for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

You don’t want to complain, but lately you have felt a little tingling or numbness in your hand and wrist. Sometimes, the pain is sharp. Other times it seems to travel from your wrist up through your arm. You try to shake it off but it just won...  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

Goes Hand in Hand
Updated 4/16/2014 3:49:48 PM

I joined a couple of years ago. Fantastic program, tons of support, I lost the weight I wanted to. I maintained it for a couple of years. February 2 2014 I QUIT smoking. The weight started to come back on, because I started to put whatever was within...  Read more

Crunches causing abdominal spasms/ cramps
Updated 3/23/2014 6:02:13 PM

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

New to hand weights
Updated 12/14/2013 3:15:29 PM

Hi helpful SP people I have just started to use 2lb hand weights, I don't have 1lb but could you please recommend any sites or exercises for a newbie? Any advice and links greatly appreciated...  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

When PMS slows me down

I used to always use the excuse that PMS was keeping me from exercising; literally, I would miss days of work/school b/c it (PPD, severe cramps etc.) can be so debilitating. But this time is different: I spend more time on spark, researching and gain...  Read more

OVERCOMING OBSTACLES

"A PLACE WHERE ANGELS CONGREGATE TO CARRY ONE ANOTHER OR GIVE A HELPING HAND" ~Carol Violette~...  Read more

5 Exercises that Sculpt, Strengthen & Soothe Back Pain

In today’s world, we all sit for too many hours each day. We drive instead of walking. We take the escalator instead of climbing the stairs. As a result, our posture suffers—and our necks get tight because we spend hours looking down at o...  Read more

How A Healthy Lifestyle Helped Alleviate My PMS

I'm a sane, rational human being three weeks out of every month. But that one week--and boy, do those around me know when that one week is--each month, I morph into a beast. Incessant cravings, mood swings, fatigue and mild depression--it's no fun at...  Read more