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Minerals Play An Important Role  

Most women think of fitness as meaning working out and eating diet foods.  This is far from accurate.  What causes us to be fit or causes us to be out of shape is the way we live every single day. That includes the vital nutrients we derive from our foods and from the supplements we choose to take as well.  

Magnesium And Women's Health  

I first learned about how magnesium affects a woman’s health when I was in my teens and our family doctor explained to me how our magnesium levels became very low during PMS and so it was important to make sure that our multi-vitamins contained magnesium or that we took a separate magnesium supplement.  I have found that this makes a tremendous difference during the PMS time, and now that I’m in my 50’s, I can tell you it’s a blessing for menopause symptoms as well.  

How This Affects Our Muscle Tone  

Magnesium is one of the minerals our bodies need a constant supply of in order to become and stay healthy.  Muscles, in particular, benefit from receiving a good dose of magnesium every day, as this mineral helps our muscles relax and in turn helps bring about improved sleeping habits.  

When we are in an unusually stressful situation, or when we are placing unusual demands on our bodies, our muscles naturally work harder and can become strained, achy and add to any stress we may be experiencing.  This is true when it’s emotional stress or when we‘re preparing for an athletic event such as a marathon, or, simply after a hectic moving day or spending all day at a theme park.  Whatever the case, when you‘re placing more demands on your body, it will work with the magnesium it receives to keep your muscles soft and relaxed.  

And this also applies to your everyday life, not just times when you‘re under additional stress.  Ensuring that you get a good daily supply of magnesium in your diet and by taking a supplement as well, gives you the advantage of being able to work your body with less instance of injury and of muscle strain, and, it helps you to get a good night’s rest which is also vital to keeping both mentally alert and accomplishing everything you want to do in a day’s time.  

Furthermore, getting a proper amount of sleep, which is 6 to 7 hours, keeps our bodies from looking for energy by way of eating more than we need to be eating, and that in itself is a big asset when it comes to maintaining a healthy body weight.  

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