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Anti-Cramp Tactics

1 of 3 Drink One problem with evaluating cramp busters is that many contain more than one active ingredient. These three ingredients have research linking them to cramp-busting potential: sugar, vinegar, and capsaicin (which gives chile peppers their heat). 2 of 3 Journal Keep a record of when cramps happen, then create a list of…

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Drink

One problem with assessing cramp busters is that most contain more than one active ingredient. These three components have research linking them to cramp-busting potential: sugar, vinegar, and capsaicin (which gives chile peppers their heat).

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Journal

Keep a record of when cramps occur, then create a list of suspects, including heat and humidity, exercise type and intensity, food and liquid intake, psychological condition, and sleep hygiene, says cramp researcher Kevin C. Miller, Ph.D.

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Stretch

Sleeping well, exercising regularly, and avoiding extreme temperatures and anxiety all help prevent cramps. But if

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