It is no longer unknown to anyone that staying active or exercising is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. There is no alternative to regular exercise to stay healthy or keep your body fit. But how much exercise should you do? It depends largely on your fitness goals. There are more things to consider.
There are some general principles to consider when it comes to exercise, said personal trainer Tom Mans. “The type of exercise you do depends on your physical ability, fitness goals, likes, dislikes, equipment availability, what kind of injuries you have and how much time you can give,” he told The Independent.
The unfortunate fact is that going to the gym once or twice a week will not do you any good. Ideal for four or five sessions per week. To see the actual results, you have to go to the gym at least three times a week, Manes said. He adds, ‘If you go to the gym frequently you will get enough training stimulus or exercise motivation throughout the week, which will make your body more flexible, more powerful, leaner and more fit.’
“The duration of each session of exercise should be from 45 minutes to an hour,” said Mans. His preferred routine includes 10 minutes warm-up, 30 to 40 minutes weight training and five to 10 minutes cool down and stretching. 30 minutes is the best for conditioning sessions and Interval training.
According to Manes, weight lifting or weight lifting one day should be rested the next, which will allow time for muscle recovery. But every time you need to lift different parts of your body, there is no need for a day’s rest.