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Charley Horses: What Are They and How to Manage

We can all agree that muscle cramps, also often referred to as charley horses, are painful and irritating, to say the least. Are you tired of dealing with charley horses? If so, we’re here to help. Everything you need to know about this pesky problem, as well as how to manage it, is explained in this post.

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Overheating When Cycling

Cycling is an ideal exercise for burning tons of calories, building muscles, and improving overall fitness. It’s a great addition to an exercise routine, method of transportation, or weekend hobby activity. One common issue cyclists have to deal with is overheating as they cycle.

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What is Sweat?

The truth is, sweating is a natural, normal, and necessary bodily function. Sweating keeps our body temperature regulated and even helps us attract romantic partners. Humans are almost constantly sweating at least a little bit. Sweat also plays a major role in how hydrated (or dehydrated) our bodies are at any given moment. But before we get into sweat's role in hydration, let's start with the basics. What is sweat, anyway? And where does it come from?

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The Top Reasons for Muscle Cramps

Anyone that has suffered from muscle cramps knows that the pain and discomfort can be excruciating. Therefore it's important to understand the causes of muscle cramps. Whether you’re a regular cramp sufferer or have never experienced them, taking the necessary steps to prevent future episodes is something that everyone should do.

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The Fastest Muscle Cramp Treatment

Muscle cramp is never pleasant. Whether it strikes when you’re in bed or working out, it can have crippling consequences. It’s intense, uncomfortable, and many of us believe there’s no option but to wait it out. But, we’re here to tell you that might not be the case.

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Causes of Calf Muscle Cramps

Calf muscle cramps are painful, and thanks to scientists there's a significant correlation between our salt levels and the occurrence of a muscle cramp.

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