Category Archives: Muscle Health

Alcohol and its Effect on Fitness

5 Ways Alcohol Affects Your General Health & Fitness Goals

Proper hydration is key for regulating your body’s temperature. When alcohol is present in your system, there’s a likely chance of overheating and causing an increase in heart rate. As training and workout performance can depend on your resting heart rate, this could set you back. Consequently, it could prevent you from reaching your fitness [...]

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Restless Legs Syndrome and Magnesium

Magnesium, Restless Leg Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

Restless legs syndrome (RLS), also called Willis-Ekbom Disease, causes uncomfortable sensations in the legs and an irresistible urge to move them. Symptoms commonly occur in the late afternoon or evening hours, and are often most severe at night when a person is resting, such as sitting or lying in bed which disrupts sleep. Sleep issues [...]

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Joint Health and Magnesium

Joint Health and Magnesium

The structure and composition of joint tissue is clearly important to maintain. Reinforcing cartilage with proper nutrients promotes the longevity of joints and in many ways prevents inflammation from occurring because one is less prone to injury. The idea is that healthy joints prevent unhealthy inflammatory response. However, as we age, collagen and hyaluronic acid [...]

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Magnesium and Exercise at the Gym

Magnesium – Key To Strength and Energy

Of all of the minerals, magnesium plays the greatest overall role in the energy systems. Magnesium participates in the high-energy phosphate transfer reactions. Magnesium and magnesium chelates act as cofactors in the regulation of the majority of the enzymes involved in glycolysis, the process of turning glucose into adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Phosphorus is essential to [...]

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Preventing and/or Relieving Muscle Cramps

Tips from Jasmin Bedria, Certified Personal Trainer & Nutrition Specialist. Muscle cramps and PMS cramps are an incredibly common annoyance that is so easy to eliminate! I have helped a number of women (and men) rid themselves of constant cramping by narrowing down the possible causes and taking simple action. Here is a step-by-step breakdown [...]

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Magnesium and Arthritis

Common types of arthritis include osteoarthritis, which occurs when the protective cartilage on the ends of your bones wears down, and rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints which can result in painful deformity and immobility, especially in the fingers, wrists, feet, and ankles. Whatever type of arthritis you have, you [...]

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Magnesium Is a Vital Eletrolyte

The Mineral That Affects Heartbeat, Muscles and Hormones

Magnesium, according to Dr. Danine Fruge, Associate Medical Director at the Pritikin Longevity Center in Miami, Florida, “affects everything from your heartbeat to your muscles to your hormones.” In its early stages, magnesium deficiency shows up as nervous twitches, tingling, numbness and cramping. Note that these are muscle and nerve disorders—areas that magnesium affects the [...]

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tendonitis and magnesium

Magnesium for Tendonitis

Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency in no particular order: Osteoporosis, heart palpitations, decreased B-complex activation, decreased protein synthesis and enzyme reactions, spasm, cramping, asthma, fatigue, fibromyalgia, PMS, stroke, etc. The signs of magnesium deficiency symptoms can be subtle, or obvious in the form of disease. Just remember, that it took a long [...]

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fibromyalgia and magnesium

Magnesium and Fibromyalgia

The Role of Magnesium in Fibromyalgia An investigatory paper by Mark London This article was the result of my research regarding magnesium, and why it’s important not only for the average person, but especially for people with fibromyalgia.  If you aren’t interested in reading lots of studies, and are already convinced of magnesium’s importance, then [...]

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sports drinks and magnesium

Magnesium Nutrition and Athlete Health

Sports Drinks Lack Magnesium Honolulu Hawaii – Dr. Robert Whang MD, Professor of Medicine at the University of Hawaii, believes that commonly available sports drinks like Gatorade, Allsport and Powerade are less than optimum for rehydration purposes because they contain no magnesium. Dr. Whang points out that adequate levels of intracellular potassium and magnesium are [...]

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