Exercise Before Pregnancy
MAGNESIUM FOR PILATES
1. CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Magnesium is vital for the transfer of nerve impulses to the heart muscles, keeping the heart rate steady. A deficiency may lead to high blood pressure, hardened arteries and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Magnesium assists calcium balance and the action of vitamin D (sunlight), plus the metabolism of numerous minerals. Excess alcohol, stress, nervousness and the fact that magnesium cannot be stored for long periods in the body all point to the need for magnesium foods in the daily diet.
2. DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
Magnesium is involved in numerous digestive enzymes. It is required with calcium for the conversion of glucose into energy, the secretion and function of insulin. Magnesium is the natural antiacid mineral and required for fat and protein metabolism
5. MUSCULAR SYSTEM
Magnesium protects against muscular cramps, as it promotes a steady flow of impulses from the nerves to the muscle tissues.
If you exercise hard, let magnesium support your muscles.
6. NERVOUS SYSTEM
Magnesium promotes steady nerves by regulating the white nerve fibres which control the central nervous system.
A magnesium deficiency can result in various nervous disorders, hyperactivity in children, irritability, heart attacks, neuralgia and depression.
Magnesium is vital for the nourishment of the white nerve fibres of the brain; it assists other nutrients to enter brain cells and it promotes memory and protects against mental illness.
NOTE: All amounts in this blog are measured in milligrams (mg) per 100 grams, unless stated otherwise.