Almost two years ago, I wrote a post about the perfect diet and because I’d been seeing lot of news about the “single most efficient exercise regimen,” I thought I’d write a post along the same lines as the one I wrote in June 2011. So, here goes!
There are over 11,900,000 returns when you type perfect exercise routine into Google and over 29,000,000 returns when you type best exercise routine into Google. Exercise routine by itself gives you 35,700,000. Clearly, people are not only interested in exercise and how to do it, but the best way to do it. This is great.
Exercise is such an important part (or at least it should be!) of our lives. Without it, we’re sure to not live nearly as long as we could. Now, maybe some people don’t want to live as long as they possibly can and would rather spend their time doing other things. I understand that. But exercise is not just about living longer, it’s about living better (or healthier), i.e. quality of life.
Certainly there are innumerable exercise routines. In fact, on one of those searches I mentioned above, there was a result near the top that said “1000+ exercise routines.” However, which one’s the best? Is there a best exercise routine? Well, sure there is. If you want better abs, you only have to come through about 10,000,000 Google results to find the best one. I could go through this for every major part of the body, but I’ll spare you the time. I would contend that there is no *perfect* exercise routine for everyone. That is, there isn’t one exercise routine that will be the “best” for everybody. Instead, I’d argue that there are as many perfect exerciser routines as there are people… so, more than 7 billion.
Some may quibble that I’m playing semantics, but just as is the case with food, each body has different things that it needs to thrive. Sure, there may be some general themes for bodies that live in northern climates vs. southern climates and general themes for women’s bodies vs. men’s bodies, but on the whole, I think that finding the perfect exercise routine is about finding what works best for you.
*Disclaimer: Because America is known for being a society of litigation, I thought it necessary to say that I cannot be held responsible for your decisions based on reading this post. I am not a physician, nor do I hold any degrees in exercise, so before making any changes to your exercise routine, I would be remiss if I didn’t recommend you consult a physician or educated professional.