Fitness FYI

7 Sep

1.  You can get more potassium from a baked potato than from a banana.

2.  Try strawberries and salty nuts after an intense workout.

3.  If you cramp excessively during your workout it usually means you might have a calcium deficiency. If it’s random cramping, there may not be enough salt in your diet.  Build up your workouts to give your muscles a chance to adjust to the demands.  Excessive muscle cramping can also mean you are skipping these steps of building strength and endurance. Workout through the cramp can help release the muscle.  If you experience severe cramping during a workout, try a warm towel or a warm bath for relief.  Also, firm slow strokes, massaging the cramped muscle can help.  Remember to alway massage up the leg to prevent varicose veins.

2 Responses to “Fitness FYI”

  1. ND Mitchell September 11, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

    For the baked potato, does that mean no butter, brown sugar or cinnamon toppings like from Outback or LongHorn steakhouse? Eat plain…

    How about a sprinkle packet of Splenda on the strawberries?

  2. John Hetfield September 12, 2012 at 7:15 pm #

    Your blog was very helpful! I have had cramping problems for the longest time. Thanks for the information!

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