Muscle Cramps and Electrolytes
Do you experience muscle cramps at night? Or perhaps during or after a workout?
Perhaps you’re experiencing one of the following symptoms of imbalanced electrolytes: Headaches, dry skin, dizziness, or irregular heartbeat.
The good news is these symptoms can be easily remedied. The bad news is that many people do not remedy them, and experience these symptoms that lead to a less-than-optimal life, and even early death.
What are Electrolytes?
Electrolytes are a substance that produces an electronically conducting solution when dissolved in water.
Electrolytes are essential for managing the body’s fluid balance. The main four electrolytes include magnesium, sodium, potassium, and calcium.
Who Is at Risk for Imbalanced Electrolytes?
- Those who use diuretics
- Those who exert themselves a lot
- Those who are sick and vomiting
- Those who are sick and have diarrhea
- Those who have experienced trauma
- Those with excessive perspiration
- Those who eat low carb lifestyle
In this episode of the Body Buddies Podcast, Kristy Jo interviews Registered Dietitian Marysa Cardwell about electrolytes. In this interview you will learn:
- What electrolytes are and why they’re so important
- How to recognize electrolyte imbalance in children
- Better options for getting electrolytes replenishment.
- What’s wrong with Gatorade and Powerade and why they aren’t a good idea for replacing electrolytes
- How marathon runners and Ironman Athletes will benefit from electrolyte supplementation
- Why muscle cramping happens in a low-carb lifestyle
- Which product will balance electrolytes easily and affordably
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About Marysa Cardwell:
As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, she works with clients and organizations on a variety of nutrition topics including eating disorders, intuitive eating, weight management, diabetes, food allergies, healthy eating, meal planning, and other nutrition topics. She LOVES being an “Eating Coach” (or eating cheerleader).
Balance is important to Marysa. In order for real changes to be made, they have to be reasonable and doable for the long-run. Marysa loves to work with clients to find practical, long-term solutions for health and wellness. Your goals are her goals. She will do everything she can to help you succeed! As a mother of two young children herself, she lives in the real world and understands the many roadblocks that people face in being their healthiest self.
Marysa received her undergraduate degree from the University of Utah in Behavioral Psychology. Afterward, she received her Master’s degree in Human Nutrition and completed her dietetic training at the University of Alabama. Both degrees were focused on health behaviors as well as the treatment of eating disorders. Marysa has many years of experience working with behavioral health clients and has a passion for helping those with eating disorders heal. This passion stems from her own struggles with an eating disorder in her younger years.
She is both a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and Certified Personal Trainer (CPT from the American College of Sports Medicine). She is licensed to practice in the State of Utah. She has more than ten years of experience in coaching people to meet their health and fitness goals and has worked with hundreds of adults and children.