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What sport or exercises are the best if you want to run for a long time without having cramps?

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Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: None in particular

If you plan on running for a long period of time, the type of exercise does not matter in my opinion.
Rather, the key is adequate stretching (though the need for stretching is a highly debated topic, though I am a proponent), and adequate hydration. Bananas are a good source of potassium, and can help fend off cramps, as can good old gatorade.

In brief: None in particular

If you plan on running for a long period of time, the type of exercise does not matter in my opinion.
Rather, the key is adequate stretching (though the need for stretching is a highly debated topic, though I am a proponent), and adequate hydration. Bananas are a good source of potassium, and can help fend off cramps, as can good old gatorade.
Dr. Matthew Enna
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In brief: Running

To run a long time , you have to train .
That type of training involves long distance running as well as interval training. Adequate hydration, proper foods etc are all part of that equation. No one runs a marathon by stretching and then just doing it. The training is arduous and daunting - but worth it of that is your goal.

In brief: Running

To run a long time , you have to train .
That type of training involves long distance running as well as interval training. Adequate hydration, proper foods etc are all part of that equation. No one runs a marathon by stretching and then just doing it. The training is arduous and daunting - but worth it of that is your goal.
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