So late last year I got a new job at Pizza Inn, where I’ve been working till date. Now I’ve been struggling with cramps ever since starting my new job mainly because of long working hours and stuff like that. So It came to me that if I am facing these problems which means anyone else in the working environment does face the same problems. Now this brings out something really important i’d like to share with you, which is the importance of exercise and stretching your muscles frequently.
Well I know most of our people are not big fans of exercise which is quite true if you want to take a survey. I began a personal research to see how best I can deal with the cramps. The first thing I will say is, Rest in a cool place and drink replacement fluids such as electrolyte beverages or sports drinks (for example, Gatorade or Powerade). Stop the activity being performed. Go to a cooler environment. Gently stretch the muscles that are cramping. This is actually the easiest formula for dealing with these health killing hazards of i can say.
You can usually treat muscle cramps with self-care measures. Your doctor can show you stretching exercises that can help you reduce your chances of getting muscle cramps. Making sure you stay well-hydrated also can help. For recurrent cramps that disturb your sleep, your doctor might prescribe a medication to relax your muscles. If you have a cramp, these actions may provide relief:
1. Stretch and Massage.
_Stretch the cramped muscle and gently rub it to help it relax. For a calf cramp, put your weight on your cramped leg and bend your knee slightly. If you’re unable to stand, sit on the floor or in a chair with your affected leg extended. Try pulling the top of your foot on the affected side toward your head while your leg remains in a straightened position. This will also help ease a back thigh (hamstring) cramp. For a front thigh (quadriceps) cramp, use a chair to steady yourself and try pulling your foot on the affected side up toward your buttock.
2. Apply Heat or Cold.
_Use a warm towel or heating pad on tense or tight muscles. Taking a warm bath or directing the stream of a hot shower onto the cramped muscle also can help. Alternatively, massaging the cramped muscle with ice may relieve pain. Some suggest alternative medicine taking vitamin B complex supplements to help manage leg cramps. However, more research is needed to confirm this benefit.
These two have in many ways worked for my cramps. I can say I am now making it a hobby to stretch and a little exercise every time after work, & because of this I actually can’t remember the last time I got a cramp. It’s easy, it’s healthy and you can do it at the comfort of your home. We’d like to hear from you. Which other exercises do you do to deal with cramps? Get to us on the contact details below.
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