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Jeremy

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28/m. Type 2 diabetic since 8/13/09. Computer programmer, all around curious type guy. I do all sorts of research on all sorts of random topics, just because I like to know how things work.

  • Legs cramp while walking or jogging. What's the best way to ease the pain?

    I've only been going to the gym for about a week now, and so I'm sure that the pain will lessen as I get more in shape. I'm in pretty poor shape now, so I'm certainly working on it. I'm 6'2" and about 250.

    I typically try to walk / jog in intervals for about 30 minutes first thing in the mornings. When walking, I get pain in the back and sides of my calves. Jogging seems to work a slightly different muscle group, but also bothers that same area. When I slow my pace, it eases a little, but is certainly still there. I'm not very good about stretching beforehand either, I know I need to start doing that.

    I guess my main question is, I feel like it will get easier over time, but what's the best way to prevent the pain NOW so that it's easy for me to continue walking and jogging like I want to in the mornings?

    Also, I've been trying to go every day, as I'm only there for about 30 minutes each day. Is that too much starting out?

    Thanks!

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