How Often Should You WORKOUT when you are busy?
If you been doing exercise for a while, you have probably came across advice to workout everyday.
Perhaps you feel that you must workout everyday and you are reluctant to even start exercise on some days of the week because you know you don’t have much time.
Or maybe you are already working out seven days a week and doing your best to get to the desired shape every single day but you do not seem to get the results that you want.
The good news is that you almost certainly don’t need to do hard workouts everyday.In fact you may find that doing workout even four times a week works better for you.
But before you dismiss working out daily altogether, here’s why it could be a good idea.
Why working out every day might work for you
Some people do best when they are in steady routine and you might be one of them.If you find that working out once or twice or even four times a week quickly ends up as working out once or twice a week, then you might find it easier to workout everyday.
Another reason for working out daily is that you are on top of your health while being in a busy schedule.Once or twice week workout is not going to help you get that desired weight or shape in a defined timeline.
There are some additional benefits of having a habit to workout daily to keep your health even during festive seasons when you tend to eat more and more sugar and sweets.
The more frequent and regular you are with your workouts, the more chances you have to burn those extra calories.
If you’re going to workout every day:
- Keep your workouts full of high intensity.
- Plan ahead, so you don’t end up wasting your time deciding on what workout to do on that specific day.
- Vary your workout types: try cardio, strength, body weights, etc.
Finding your perfect workout routine
As we all are busy in our lives, we tend to have different interests when it comes to workout and exercises.
We also have different constraints on our time and energy.Don’t force yourself to stick to someone’s else workout routine. It is not necessary that it will work well for you.
Your perfect workout routine might be only twice or thrice workout sessions per week or half an hour brisk walk every day.It might be the case that you are just a beginner and it is absolutely fine with you if you are even able to do a small yoga sessions for 15 minutes every day.
You might use a workout calendar to plan ahead with all or some of your workout plans.
There is no perfect workout routine that will fit to all the people and what’s important is that you find a routine that you can stick to over the long term and not that you can just do for a day or two and do not want to do that again.
Don’t worry that you will feel guilty or you are doing anything bad to yourself if you are not sticking to a 6 days a week workout plan.
When you’re experimenting with your workout routine:
- Don’t change workout too abruptly: try going from three days per week to five days per week, for instance.
- Consider surveying yourself to find out whether you would like more or fewer workout sessions.
- Experiment with different kinds of workouts.
Doing exercise should not get boring for you.If you feel that doing exercise daily is difficult for you, it’s probably not working well for you.
Today, take a look at your workout routine and see whether you want to make any changes and leave a comment below to let us know what you decide.