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Prof. Peterson seems in pretty good shape for a late-50s academic. Here's his daily routine: 100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, 100 squats, and a 10km run EVERY SINGLE DAY!
That is a hell of a lot better than a lazy and sedentary schlub, but it's not a program we would recommend. It's not varied enough, for one thing. Repetition builds efficiency, and thus reduces effectiveness. Anyway, the Prof has high vitality and productivity so it works for him.
Years ago, I ran 10k every morning in the dark. A complete waste of time even though I enjoyed the supposedly "healthy" ritual. Since I know Peterson's IQ is at least 20 points above mine, I would not presume to give him fitness advice though.
Here's his advice to younger people, which is basically something like "Do anything, do not feel "above" any sort of work, grab any opportunity, be humble. Life is very difficult so you need to be in it as much as you can."
100 pushups today. Plus the usual other stuff like walking with weights 3-4 miles. Don't know about effectiveness of the walks as exercise, but I like to go to the cave and the creek. I live in town, but have seen coyote, fox, mink, bald eagle, pileated woodpecker, kingfishers etc. It's a nice spot.
Years ago, I ran 10k every morning in the dark. A complete waste of time even though I enjoyed the supposedly "healthy" ritual.
Not a waste of time. At a minimum, you strengthened your heart and lungs and burned a lot of toxins out of your body. And you sent a lot of blood to your brain which strengthened that also.
Peterson's advice seems very much in line with this advice that defined Calvin Coolidge's life:
Garman spoke of life as a great river journey. The professor told his students that, as Coolidge paraphrased it, “if they would go along with events and have the courage and industry to hold to the main stream without being washed ashore they would some day be men of power.” Garman’s image of the river, of water, and of his own task as pilot navigating amid the waves defined Coolidge’s life.