A good workout will deplete the bodies magnesium supply. So make sure you replenish what you’ve lost after intense exercise.
Not doing so can leave you feeling more prone to stress and unable to manage it. Whilst physically leaving you open to muscle cramps and aches.
Magnesium enables our bodies to… transmit nerve impulses, make muscle contraction and relaxation, metabolise nutrients, engage energy production and activate 300 plus, enzyme reactions.
I always keep some magnesium bath salts in my bathroom, a 20-30 minute soak after a busy day of training leaves me feeling revitalised and ready for the next day.
Don’t forget the diet, Kiwi fruits are one of the highest density fruits, for vitamin-C, magnesium and other nutrients important for cardiovascular health, try to increase your magnesium intake to your body via the healthy consumption of fruits, vegetables, beans, pulses and nuts.
Here are some specific foods to help you get started.
Almonds, Avocado, Black beans, Cashews, Kidney beans, Oatmeal, Peanut butter, Peanuts, Potato with skin, Pumpkin, Raisins, Soymilk, Spinach, Whole grain bread, Yogurt