Happy December 1st! Rabbit Rabbit!
If you have been reading my blog already, you know I am a huge fan of Active Release Therapy. My doc is so awesome! It is really refreshing to go to a doctor with an ache or pain and have the answer NOT be, “just stop running.” Yeah….no.
Anyway, my ART doc recently recommend I take magnesium. This is a great explanation from this article:
“Magnesium is an essential mineral that demands attention when it comes to health assessment. It is required by virtually every cell, and it’s vital in more than 300 chemical processes that sustain basic human health and function, including muscle contraction and relaxation, nerve function, cardiac activity, blood pressure regulation, hormonal interactions, immunity, bone health and synthesis of proteins, fats and nucleic acids.”
I really suggest reading the rest of the article. It hits on a lot of good info.
Having sufficient magnesium levels also helps speed up recovery – super important when you are trying to run all the miles.
Top food sources of magnesium are: whole grains, green leafy vegetables, pumpkin seeds (other nuts and seeds have it too, but pumpkin has the most), lentils (boyfriend brag – John makes DELICIOUS lentils), peas, beans and some fish like halibut and mackerel.
Here is a link to the brand my doc recommended. Please remember that I’m not a doctor or certified in any way on this topic. And even if I was it wouldn’t matter because everyone is a different special snowflake. SO talk to your doctor before supplementing. Having a blood panel done is a great idea and can be so so helpful in learning what you are deficient in.
With love & recovery,