What is the minimum number of times per week we should exercise to stay fit?

Johan Z.
I workout everyday but that isn’t nessasaryaly the minimum. I say u should at least go for a walk or something everyday but u don’t need to go super hard everyday.
Stephanie T.
With my body and where I am at at the moment I exercise 3 times a week. So this is because I just start exercising regularly and I don’t want to push myself too much. But I also do 1 hour of yoga everyday. I think also each time you have the occasion to run the stairs or anything that can add up to move your body is good
Louison Q.
I would say at least five days of more intense workouts that would get one's heart rate up and work up a sweat. Such as strength training and cardio. The other days can be more leisurely like stretches, light jogs, strolls.
Evita C.
3 to 5 times a week. Any movement is good. Walking for an extended period of time gets you body movement and responding to the world more healthily. Even a short walk after a meal helps digestion. I should try to do that more often. I don’t enjoy running but if i try to do that every so often as a option of cardio, that will be good for me. I need to workout 3-5 times a week where cardio is included so that my heart muscle is working hard so that it can be strong. I want to be strong. I need to lose major poundage and working out with help me with that. More than that i need to find good food for my body. More than Half of weight lose is food/consumption or lack thereof. That is what i need to overcome. The way to balance hunger for food with hunger to work out.
Sophia P.
The best is no the number of times, but the regularity. The fact that you do it repeatedly. It can be twice a week, or more, but regularly. My personal recommendation would be to do it every 2nd day, or to do it everyday with 2 days "off" this will help to créât a habit you will start loving it and get addicted! And of course, very important point try to note and track it.
Randall Y.
I think it depends on what your standard for fit is and what the rest of your lifestyle looks like. For the average person, who’s just trying to maintain their current level of fitness, I’d say 2-3 times would be the minimum per week.
Momo P.
i'd say at least 4 – 5 times a week, if not 5 – 6. consistency is key! plus, you can switch up your exercises depending on the day. 🙂
Lina Z.
Some say 10-15 mins everyday is a good way to keep fit, however I would argue at least an hour 3-4 times a week to keep fit.
Frances Y.
It depends on where you are in your fitness journey. Once in shape, I would say 3x a week. That is what ive found for me. But I am pretty active at work
Tif O.
I say 4. If you want to increase fitness, lose weight, or advance at all I'd say more than that (6). 4 is just maintenance.
Mudit F.
I like Ben Greenfield and Vishen Lakhiani 's work on this. Including Longevity quest, WildFit, and 10 x protocol. It s a bit more complex then a simple number.
Sarah U.
First, it is important to note that “staying fit” does not solely depend on exercising. Make sure you have a nutritious, balanced diet and practice healthy habits as well.

I think it should not take you more than 5 hours per week to exercise (not backed up by science so please look it up!) – but I’m sure that over- exercising is just as bad for your body as not exercising enough!

Start with however long you’re comfortable with, then gradually increase you exercise session. The kind of exercise you do also matters – think of walking, which does not consume as much energy as running for the same period of time.

Lastly, you know your body more than anyone does – people have different needs and different energy levels. Therefore, start small and slowly increase the frequency/intensity of you exercising sessions, but make sure you’re not pushing yourself too hard. Also do keep an eye on how you eat – an appropriate diet plays a pivotal role in staying in shape.

Good luck!

Bet Nia C.
Honestly, that is different for every person. I like to do a small excersise every day (mostly because I don't trust myself with a free day) but doing a good, hardy excersise every other day can be incredible for your body. In the end though, your body will tell you. Just feel it out for a bit and figure out what works best for you! I hope this helps and that you have a wonderful day! <3
Suzy Z.
I am for the recommend 30m a day of some sort of activity, Eve if it’s walking my dog or dancing in front of the mirror in my bathroom.
Frederikke N.
It depends on the intensity of the exercise and what you would call "fit". Carve out your goals for fitness and make your exercise quality and quantity match those goals! Good luck
Danish F.
Well i think , you should exercise consecutively for three days and then take a rest for one day , and keep repeating the cycle..
Sam N.
Walk everyday and exercise every second day to keep yourself fit, stretches for minimum a minute every morning is healthy
Gaurav X.
5 times a week is the best, try to keep exercising as good habbit to avoid your focus from the bad habbit, like you are cutting down sugar and you are getting cravings do 10 explosive pushups this will be good for your health plus it will distract you from your cravings
Alexander N.
Any exercise is better than no exercise. I would say, in order to feel a change over a month or so, exercising 3 times a week will give a good progression.
Eliott T.
I believe it should be at least twice. There's notable degredation in almost any activity if exercising is pushed back. Three times or more is likely the way to improve any ability.
Amelia U.
We need to get active at least one time per day. We should also be mindful that exercise comes in different shapes and it’s not just lifting weights in a gym or running. It’s also very improper at to recognize when someone tired and give time to body to recover.
Jess Y.
I don't think it's as simple as how many times a week. Ideally, we would be active in our every day lives and incorporate movement into our day like getting up from our desks to stretch and walk around. As far as intentionally "workout" style activity, I would say it's best to build up with small changes. Start with 5 minutes each a day and build up after you've gotten the hang of it. As far as minimum you should eventually shoot for? I would say at least 3-4 times a week for 30 min. It also depends on what you consider "fit." To keep your brain and body healthy with an average healthy weight, what I said before would be good. To build a lot of muscle or be extremely lean, probably a variation of exercises rotated 5-6 days a week for an hour.
Philomena E.
Personally , i exercise every morning and have fencing class in the afternoon, so I exercise about 7 times a week, with intense ones incuede during my fencing class.
Hauke F.
I say 3-5 times a week depending on your body type. I like to have weekends for more calm types of exercise such as yoga, or a full body stretch. But during the week I say as many day as you want and what works for you. 🙂