What causes muscle cramps?Posted June 7, 2012 by Richard Foullon, MD
One of the great things about summer time is that the days are warmer, longer, and more conducive to getting into shape and leading a healthy life. But as can be the case when we take on a new exercise regimen, pushing your muscles beyond what they're accustomed to may lead to painful muscle cramps.
If you're eager to get out there and make the most out of all that summer has to offer, one way to avoid painful muscle cramping is to be sure that you stay hydrated, stretch before and after you exercise, and get plenty of rest inbetween workouts. You'll also want to read out this article for further insight into what causes muscles to cramp and how to alleviate the pain when they do.