Dan and Hannah and the Single Best Exercise

Who knew when you opened this blog on this first day of March 2021, you would learn something so valuable as the best exercise going? Hannah and I have tried so many activities, indoor and out. Running, water skiing (Hannah), tennis, golf (Dan), pickleball, working out at the gym, hiking, and good ole walking. But hold on, we have the numero uno exercise for you!

Hiking?

Hannah hiking the trails with Max, Owen, Molly, and Tip in North Andover, Massachusetts

Pickleball?

Hannah with our friend Fran anticipating the return during a pickleball game in York Harbor, Maine

Walking?

Walking the coastline near Pemaquid Point, Maine

Bicycling?

Bicycling with our son Will on the beach in Carpinteria, California

Working out at the gym?

Hannah making the scene at Coastal Fitness in Kittery, Maine

Michael Joyner, M.D., a professor of anesthesiology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and a leading researcher in the field of endurance exercise thinks brisk walking is far and away the single best exercise.

The five most beneficial exercises from the women and men at the Harvard Medical School are swimming, Tai Chi, strength training, walking, and Kegels.

I don’t disagree. But for me: (drum roll) The Best Exercise is the exercise that you will do!

Come and join us! It’s nearly Spring!