Always have vegetables within reach. If you find them a little dull, be creative. Try sautéing a bag of mixed vegetables in olive oil and garlic, then separate into portion sized containers for the fridge.
If you cut corners when working out, you’re only cheating yourself. Try for the largest range of motion you can manage so your muscles will do more work during each rep, resulting in more tissue being broken down.
Be careful of how much you eat. A 3 ounce serving of chicken breast or steak should be about the size of a bar of soap. A portion of spaghetti should be roughly the size of a fist.
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In many cases the exact cause of a muscle cramp isn't known, although overuse of a muscle, dehydration, muscle strain or holding a position for too long may result in a muscle cramp. Too little potassium, calcium or magnesium in your diet can also contribute to leg cramps.
If your exercise routine has become less frequent than you had intended, set weekly goals for the number of trips to the gym, and reward yourself for meeting them. Eventually, your routine will become a habit again.
If vanity has more of an impact than common sense, consider this. Regardless of the potential for high blood pressure and stroke, when you consume too much sodium, your body retains excess fluid that can make you look and feel bloated.