How I Got Rid of Leg Cramps

Oh the lovely leg cramps. They are the worst. I used to get them every once in a while and then when I started running I was getting them all the time. I searched the internet for solutions and here’s what finally solved them:

1. Foam rolling: It hurts but it is so good for you. I foam roll twice a week on my rest days. It isn’t a huge time commitment. I only do it for about 5 minutes or so (you can foam roll for longer but I’m impatient) and it really helps with tight muscles. If you are new to foam rolling, this is a good video to follow.

2. Magnesium: It is important to make sure you are getting enough magnesium. Eat magnesium rich foods or consider taking a supplement.

3. Water and stretching: Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water especially if you are working out. And don’t forget to stretch after your workout!

*Just a disclaimer that I am not a medical professional (obviously) so if you have an actual issue with leg cramps that won’t go away, ask a medical professional. This is just what worked for me.

2 thoughts on “How I Got Rid of Leg Cramps

  1. Absolutely agree with these tips. Stretching before and after working out also helped me a lot with leg cramps. Nothing too strenuous but a few minutes of leg stretches does wonders for me.


  2. Leg cramps are the worst! Getting woken up in the middle of the night with excruciating leg pain is not fun. Thanks for the tips 🙂


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