Cramps explained

Many of us have had cramps before. Not to be confused with side stitches. Even though side stitches pose similar symptoms they are not cramps. Side stitches are usually caused by improper breathing, or overstretching your diaphragm. Those can easily be taken care of my putting pressure on the side stitch while regulating your breathing. As far as what causes muscle cramps, it is debatable. … Continue reading Cramps explained

Are you having problems with shin splints??

I hear the word shin splints and I cringe! It is a common running injury we sometimes get! I know I have written and talked about it before, but I am refreshing your memory to help you out! MOST COMMON CAUSES: Overpronation Improper or not enough stretching Worn out/ Improper shoes Running surfaces Running form Having Anterior shin splints, which is towards the outside of … Continue reading Are you having problems with shin splints??

Why Magnesium is good for runners.

How many of you have magnesium daily? Did you know it is an important mineral all runners should have a healthy supply of? The mineral magnesium is critical to your heart, muscles and kidneys. It helps produce energy in your body and regulates levels of zinc, potassium, vitamin D among other nutrients. A deficiency of magnesium can bring on muscle soreness, headaches, and weakness. Many … Continue reading Why Magnesium is good for runners.