I read this article the other day at NYTimes.com about “The Single Best Exercise”.
Well, really, that’s just an eye-catching headline, because there is no one “single best exercise”. Or, rather, for my money, the single best exercise is the one you do! Just do something, ya know?
The article did get me to thinking, though. What if I could only do one thing, one exercise — well, let’s make it a group of exercises — the rest of my life. What would it be?
I know it would come down to either weight training or yoga. But how to decide?
Weight training definitely burns a lot of calories. It also makes me stronger, so it improves my aerobic fitness, too.
Yoga probably doesn’t burn as many calories, but it’s easy to make it a total body workout.
I’m going with yoga.
As I perused the yoga titles at Netflix and Amazon, I was amazed by how many people use yoga as a relaxer. There are yoga workouts on DVD, designed to make you sweat, and these people were complaining that it’s not what they wanted. Yoga is supposed to be relaxing, they said.
Okay, I guess so. It’s really all what you’re used to.
I was introduced to yoga by Tony Horton’s P90X, so to me it’s a workout. And I love it as such!
In fact, that’s why I was looking through Amazon and Netflix for yoga videos. I want more!
How about you? Which exercise would you do, if you could only do one? Running? Martial Arts? For me, it’s yoga.
HAH! I was looking for a video to put with this post and found this one from Tony Horton. I had not seen it before, but he came to exactly the same conclusion as I did about yoga.