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.
- What “secret” exercises you do at your work table?
- What’s a great at-home exercise?
- I struggle with depression, but I always feel better after I exercise. Motivating myself to exercise when I feel so down is difficult, however. Do you have any tricks to motivate yourself to exercise when you just plain don’t want to? 🙂
- How do you motivate yourself to exercise? I need help!
- Do you work out as soon as you wake up?
- How do you get yourself exercising when you are already exhausted or have no energy?
- Practitioners of Ayurveda: How do you start to energize the body? How fast can it happen?
- Why work out if I’m not seeing results?
- How often do you exercise per week and how many hours each session?
- I wake up in the morning, drink water, fold my bed sheets and all, then exercise, and then take a shower. So my question is that should I brush my teeth before or after exercise?