This is the most frequently asked question I get whether it be regarding cardio, strength training, improving performance or simply stretching.  The answer obviously depends on what you are wanting to do and why but I can tell you for a fact that the “BEST” exercise is one you will actually do. Good intentions and brilliant plans do no good if you don’t follow through.  Finding activities that you enjoy will help you to stay active over the long term. A good program will include cardiovascular training, strength, flexibility, and balance training as well as adequate amounts of sleep and sound nutrition. It is not necessary to spend hours in a gym in order to stay healthy. If you find that enjoyable, go for it, but don’t guilt yourself if it is not your thing.