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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Homeopathic solution for Leg Cramps

Living a Healthy Lifestyle often means pushing beyond our comfort zone. And when it comes to exercise it means learning how to sweat and demanding more of our bodies than they have been used to as we become more fit. One of my big challenges has been all the aches and pains. My legs are often sore, especially after my endurance training. I am not one who likes to take "aspirin" regularly and I have read many articles about how this is not good for our bodies long term. Mind you, I definitely do indulge in Tylenol and Ibuprofen, just not daily.

There are several different solutions I have found to help with my aches and pains. Stretching, and doing it regularly...at least twice a day...really helps me, especially with my hamstrings and IT Band. Earlier in my blog I shared some website and video links I have found useful for stretching. Yoga has also helped with stretching out my stiff muscles, although I have not been good at going to class this summer! I am also a believer in Acupuncture. There are times when my muscles get "stuck" and "locked" to a point where my usual solutions won't work. It has really helped when I have injured myself. And then there is the luxurious solution of soaking in a bath tub with bath salts...always a delicious way to ease out stiffness as well as the stresses and strains of life.

One persistent problem I have had is leg cramps at night. I get these aches and mini spasms that keep me awake at night. During one of those times when I couldn't sleep at night, I went roaming on the internet. I came across a homeopathic product from a longtime company I thought was worth trying. It is called Leg Cramps with Quinine PM by Hyland's. You can order it through Amazon.com. I have found it really helps relieve the cramping so I can actually sleep through the night. And if you do wake up in the middle of the night you can chew more tablets which is also helpful. I love having an arsenal of solutions to help me with my stiffness, aches and pains. When one solution isn't enough, I have others I can try. All aches are not made alike!