We’ve all heard that being fit and healthy should be one of our top goals in life. Achieving those goals and the people we strive to be, whether that’s at work, at home with our families, or in our communities, can happen if we take care of ourselves. That does not, however, imply that it will be easy, but very much possible. For being fit, exercising is the way!
When it comes to starting an exercise plan, naturally you’ll ask, “how often should I work out?” or “how should I approach each workout to get the most out of it?”. But far too often, people sign up for gyms or get committed to an exercise routine only to abandon it after a certain period. This can be for many reasons, and we get it! We at FytDrop also hit a “wall” many times, but knowing how often you should exercise can help break that wall and ultimately help you live a SUSTAINABLE, healthy lifestyle.
Everything depends on your strength, your time, personal goals, and of course, medical history. The ideal workout regimen for you—and how many days you exercise—might look very different from someone else’s routine because everyone has a different lifestyle. Let’s assume that you want to gain weight but a unique plan for you will be very different from that of, say, a wrestler’s.
Nowadays, it’s very easy to have your exercise routines obstructed, but the good news is that you don’t actually need an hour or a lot of time to stay healthy. Even 15- 20 minutes is ample time because doing something to engage your mind and body is better than doing none. Even working out twice or thrice a week makes a significant difference!
Here are some tips to help you find what works best for you:
- Setting targets for how many times you’ll exercise each week and when. For example, if your mornings are chaotic and full of last-minute adjustments, planning exercises earlier in the day may not be ideal. In that situation, exercise in the afternoon or evening.
- Exercising alongside a friend, personal trainer, or family member will make exercising more enjoyable and force you to adhere to your workout schedule. It’s not just a fantastic method to stay motivated, but also gives you time and space to connect more with your others. You’re also more likely to stay committed to achieving your goals.
- Find a trainer/instructor. They can provide encouragement, advice, and instruction to help you achieve your fitness goals. Sometimes we all need that someone breathing down our necks to motivate and push us. Am I right or am I right?
Again, there is no one-size-fits-all solution, so find what works best for you. Whether it’s one day, or five; plan and execute. And most importantly, have FUN.
Hope you enjoy this read until next time.