Whether on a Reformer or on your mat at home, Pilates moves may look relatively simple, but they take a lot of precision and control. It's not like simply doing a bunch of crunches or high intensity interval training; there's a strong emphasis on technique and breath work during Pilates.
If you have arthritis, a strength-training program such as Pilates is a very important part of your exercise program. Research shows that a combination of aerobic exercise and strength training can help curb symptoms, maintain balance, keep joints flexible, and help you get to and keep an ideal body weight.
One of the downfalls of all that precision work is muscle cramping. Cramping in the calves and feet is common during Pilates. These cramps are an involuntary contraction of a muscle that does not relax. They can hurt like hell, but there are some things you can do to prevent cramps and also to alleviate them.
Transfer and carry a 4 ounce spray bottle of our Pure Magnesium Oilin your gym bag to apply to your feet and calves before and after a work out. You can add a bit of coconut oil or essential oil for a personalize aroma. Massage a few sprays on the feet toes and calves before and after class.
Applied directly to the skin our Pure Magnesium Oil eases stress, muscular tension and also insomnia. Magnesium is required for around 325 cellular functions around the body and is best absorbed through the skin - particularly the bottom of the feet. It can also be applied to abdomen, arms and legs. It is pure magic on cramping muscles and charley horses.
Note: You may notice a tingling sensation for up to 5 days until you build up your magnesium levels.
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