I exercise every day for at least an hour.
I prioritize my health & fitness & am determined to remain fit as I grow older.
My workouts are intense & exhausting. I focus heavily on strength-training & high intensity cardio. I make sure to get my lungs working, accelerate my heart rate & labor up a sweat. Lunges, jumping rope, burpees, running, mountain climbers & squat jumps are all hard on my leg muscles. Over the last year, I’ve developed concerns with leg cramps. They are most often a concern at night. Soon after I crawl into bed, I experience a sudden & intense pain in my calves. It might affect one leg or both. The pain is so severe that it’s hard to rest up or walk. I’ve learned to be more conscientious about properly warming up, cooling down & stretching my muscles during my workouts. I pay more attention to the amount of water that I drink. I try to rest my legs at least one or two afternoons per week & focus on my arm, shoulder & abdominal muscles. Sometimes, I sleep with heating pads wrapped around my calves. I also shop for natural remedies at the local cannabis dispensary. They carry bath bombs that are infused with cannabinoids, terpenes, epsom salts & essential oils. Soaking in sizzling water opens up the pores & helps the beneficial compounds to be absorbed. It is a good way to relax my muscles & alleviate soreness & inflammation. The dispensary also carries a variety of topical ointments, salves, sprays & roll-ons that can be applied directly to the painful area… CBD is especially helpful in alleviating swelling, cramping & overall pain.