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Quick Question

Whenever I am lecturing there is always someone who wants to ask me a "quick question". If I'm in a contrarian mood I'll smile and say, "I also answer slow questions!" Regardless, the questions remain mostly the same. In future weeks I'll share some of the more common ones along with my "quick answers". Here's the first five:

Q. What's the best exercise?

The best aerobic exercise is the one you'll do every day.

Q. What's the best time to exercise?

The best time to exercise is when you will do it.

Q. How can I lose weight here? (followed by pointing to some spot on their body--for men, their "love handles" for women, any number of "spots").

I steal Charles Kuntzelman's great line, "If spot reducing worked, people who chew gum would have skinny faces."

Q. What's the best diet?

The best diet is one that is:

  • no less than 500 calories below your body's calorie needs
  • balanced and varied
  • lower in fat
  • lower in sugar
  • higher in fiber.
  • Q. (From older folks:) What's the best exercise for me? (see above) followed by the exercise.

    People don't stop exercising because they grow old, they grow old because they stop exercising.

    BONUS QUOTE from an American College of Sports Medicine publication:

    "Exercise. If exercise were a pill, it would be the most widely prescribed medicine in the world."

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