Calf Cramps - 5 Ways to Avoid the Pain

Written by Charlie Cory

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Remember, train hard, run easy.

3. Water is Sport's Life Blood

Whenever you start to exercise, you start to sweat (or you should). Sweat is nature's way of cooling you down when you get hot, so, it's a good thing. And since your body is mainly made of water, then you should have plenty, shouldn't you? Well, considering that you lose moisture from your body when you breathe, sweating does take a lot of fluid out of your system.

And your body will demand that it be replaced!

If you start feeling dizzy, or experience a rapid heart beat, then these could be signs that you are starting to dehydrate. I will take it as read that if your mouth and lips feel dry, then you should be taking water on board. It is not always possible to take on fluid during sport, but always have some available as soon as you are able to drink.

4. Sport A'int No Catwalk.

It's true! Sport is not a fashion parade. If you think it is, then you are hanging out inrepparttar wrong place! There's nothing wrong with looking cool whilst you compete, but be practical. Don't risk injury (or cramps) by wearing clothing that is too tight, and that restricts your body's movement, either externally or via blood flow. Believe me, I know. When I was younger, I used tie up's on my socks whilst playing soccer (not as a fashion statement you'll understand), just to keep my socks up and my shin guards inside my socks. Three quarters ofrepparttar 149161 way through a game, my calves would tighten up, and I would roll onrepparttar 149162 floor in agony. Once it was understood, that I 'only had cramp', I wasrepparttar 149163 object of much derision, but believe me, cramp is far from funny if you arerepparttar 149164 one suffering.

Wear appropriate clothing.

5. Eat Properly.

When you are sweating and working hard, not only do you lose water, you also lose nutrients. There is speculation that that athletes who get calf cramps could suffer from low levels of potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. I am not suggesting that you do low level analysis of your breakfast cereal, butrepparttar 149165 message is clear. Look after your body, and your body will look after you.

Eat sensibly, and eatrepparttar 149166 right foods.

The article was written by Charlie Cory, who owns Home Fitness Online. Get fitter, feel better, live longer. Attain higher levels of fitness from the comfort of your own home at

History of Golf- How it all Started

Written by Martin Smith

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1880 - The arrival ofrepparttar gutter perch ball was a major influence onrepparttar 149160 popularity of golf. Little has changed inrepparttar 149161 past 250 years. 1925 - In Texasrepparttar 149162 Bark Hollow Golf Club becomesrepparttar 149163 first club with a complete fairway irrigation system. The British Open is played forrepparttar 149164 last time at Prestwick Golf Club. The Royal Canadian Golf Association makes a ruling thatrepparttar 149165 use of steel-shafted clubs is legal. They joinedrepparttar 149166 United States Golf Association. 1973 - Johnny Mailer shoots 63 at Oakmont Country Club to winrepparttar 149167 U.S. Open. Arnold Palmer winsrepparttar 149168 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, his fifth win inrepparttar 149169 event and his 62nd win inrepparttar 149170 PGA Tour. 1985 - Europeans winrepparttar 149171 Ryder's Cup forrepparttar 149172 first time in twenty-eight years. 1995 - Ben Crenshaw won his second Master's. Tiger Woods wins second straight U.S. Amateur. The Golf Channel makes its debut in television. 1997 - Tiger Woods in his first year Championship had a 12 stroke win atrepparttar 149173 Masters. Jack Nicklaus tees off atrepparttar 149174 US Open for his 150th consecutive major championship appearance. 1999 - Aree Wongluekert (now known as Aree Song) winsrepparttar 149175 Girls Junior Amateur. At 13 she isrepparttar 149176 youngest winner ofrepparttar 149177 USGA Championship. 2001 - The term “Tiger Slam” was coined after Tiger Woods winsrepparttar 149178 Master's making himrepparttar 149179 first person to hold all four of Golf's major professional titles atrepparttar 149180 same time. Annika Sorenstam shoots 59 inrepparttar 149181 LPGA Tour. The attacks of 9/11 causedrepparttar 149182 Ryder's Cup to be delayed for a year. 2003 - Mike Weir winsrepparttar 149183 Masters becomesrepparttar 149184 second left-handed person to win a major championship. Michelle Wie won women's amateur Public Links. She isrepparttar 149185 youngest winner of an adult USGA Championship. Michelle Wie played in every men's event onrepparttar 149186 Canadian andrepparttar 149187 nationwide tour. She didn't make either cut. 2004 Michelle Wie is given an exemption intorepparttar 149188 PGA Tour Sony Open. She shoots 72-68 missingrepparttar 149189 cut by one stroke! Arnold Palmer plays The Masters forrepparttar 149190 fiftieth and very last time.

Golf has given us centuries of physical activity, excitement, and it has been and is exciting to watch a game in progress. Withinrepparttar 149191 last 250 years Golf hasn't changed all that much. For those who playrepparttar 149192 game, there are all kinds of resources available to improve their game.

Martin Smith is a freelance writer providing advice for consumers on purchasing a variety of discount golf clubs His articles provide a wonderfully researched resource and relevant information for your interests and needs.

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