How Often Should You Work Out?

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When you have a fitness goal in mind, it’s natural to want to achieve it as quickly as possible. That could mean working daily on your fitness routines, spending hours at the gym, or just pushing your body as hard as it can go. While it’s important to keep an eye on your goal, it’s also imperative to pace yourself on your journey. 

How Much is Too Much?

If you want to boost your general health and fitness, you should aim to exercise about five days a week. But that’s not to say that you need to go all out! Not every day has to be an intense workout—your routine can last as little as 30 minutes.

Space It Out

Not every one of the five days needs to be the same workout. In fact, your body will benefit more if it isn’t. Aim for two or three days of cardio and spend the other two or three days on strength training.

Mix It Up

No time to work out five days a week? No problem! Try doing three days for 45 minutes. You can also mix strength and cardio, such as a 20-minute jog followed by 25 minutes of weight training. 

Remember to Rest

Regardless of the intensity of your workout, rest is crucial to allow your body to recover. Factor in one or two days for rest and always listen to your body.