How much of exercise is needed?

October 12, 2016
How much of exercise is needed

The most general answer for how much of exercise is needed is “30 minutes a day, 5 days a week”. However given the fact that we all are different and our need for exercise is also different.One size doesn’t fit all and hence this 30 minutes and 5 days rule may not be applicable to every one.

How much of exercise is needed?

Define your goal

What exactly you look for when you exercise? Are you looking for a well toned body or you want to reduce your weight. Do you exercise to keep yourself fit or to sleep properly.

Define your end goal and work towards it.

If your aim is to lose weight, the fact is that you have to check your diet in addition to the physical activity.

If you are a marathon trainer, your exercise regime will be totally different.

So, how much of exercise is needed if you want to :

How much of exercise is needed to lose weight

How much of exercise is needed to lose weight

1. Lose weight : If you want to lose weight and thinking of spending hours in the gym, the good news is that, you can reduce the hours. There is no need to spend hours in the gym. Work out on your diet. It is said to lose weight you need 300 minutes of moderate/physical exercise for a week. Rest check out the calories you are gaining from the food. Always remember that in order to reduce weight you have to burn more calories than you take.

How much of exercise is needed to tone up

How much of exercise is needed to tone up

2.Tone up : If you want to tone up your body, your particular set of exercise will be more of strength and resistance training.You can go for 150 minutes of exercise per week or if you go for vigorous workout, 75 minutes are also enough.

3.Remain active : If you want to stay active and live healthy , again the target will be of 150 minutes of exercise per week.

4. If you have a sitting job or sedentary lifestyle : 150 minutes/week is what required for people having desk job.If you have are sitting for long, try to move around for 1-2 minutes after each hour. Giving a short walk breaks in between, helps in reducing the ill effects of sitting.

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  • Reply shweta October 19, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    So rightly said and isn’t it also dependent on metabolic rate…like I have thyroid so need to definitely workout more rigorous to boost my metabolism 🙂

    • Reply yogafreak October 20, 2016 at 11:47 am

      Yes, metabolic rate is one of the factors.

  • Reply Sapana October 20, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    Very informative. I exercise for 15 mins daily but I have a quite intense set of workouts which I start with easy warm up. I feel they are sufficient for me. I do it daily without fail.
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    • Reply yogafreak October 21, 2016 at 10:35 am


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