Category: Health Published on Tuesday, 31 January 2012 16:57 Written by Aaliya Imtiaz
Winter cramps are very common and winter cramps are something which each one of us faces every winter. Some people do not have too much winter cramps while; others can get crazy with them. Normally winter cramps occur as our body is not very eager to cope with the temperature fluctuations inside and outside our bodies.
Moreover, winter cramps and also normal cramps are more common in those people who suffer from any vitamin or mineral deficiencies. If you suffer from winter cramps and you dread them in winter season then we have the right tips for you in order to get rid of winter cramps.
One of the easiest ways to fight off the winter cramps pain and irritation is to take a hot shower and gently massage over the areas where you have winter cramps. This helps in soothing out the area and eventually, you get free from winter cramps. Try to spend more time in shower if you have winter cramps because it ideally takes out all the winter cramps out of your body.
In winter season, it is always best to have a good 10-15 minute warm up session when you wake up in the morning. This helps your body to get adjusted for the daily work and your hectic routine and the chances of having winter cramps are minimized. Do stretching of arms, legs and feet particularly as these are the primary areas for winter cramps.
As stated earlier, winter cramps can occur due to deficiencies of certain important minerals and vitamins. Therefore, in order to prevent the issue of winter cramps, make sure that you eat a good and well balanced diet regularly. It will not just prevent you from winter cramps but you will stay safe from many other health problems too.
Hot and Cold Packs
If you have terrible winter cramps which are giving you difficulty to get rid of then the use of hot and cold packs are essential. For 10-15 minutes, do three sets of hot and cold packs alternatively on the area hit by winter cramps. This will ease out the pain and the winter cramps will be gone away.