Orthopedic Physician Dr. Badia was featured on Insider.com explaining what causes muscle cramps and how to prevent them
The most common reason for cramping is dehydration,” says Alejandro Badia, MD, FACS, an orthopedic surgeon with Badia Hand to Shoulder Center in Doral, Florida. To drink the right amount of water, divide your weight (in pounds) in half — that’s how many ounces of water you should have each day. So, if you weigh 150 pounds, that means you should be drinking 75 fluid ounces, which is about 9 eight-ounce glasses of water. Hydration is essential for muscle function, and drinking water is just the first step in fueling your muscles correctly.
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By Madeleine Burry, May 15, 2020
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