How Long Should You Work Out? Probably Less Than You Think
Do you hate working out? Would you like it better if it was shorter? Well, it could be. According to Well And Good, certified trainer Brooke Taylor said, “The average person should be getting in at least three-to-five workouts (30 to 60 min each) spread throughout the week for cardiovascular health, muscle strength, and endurance so that they continue to see results.”
Taylor’s advice is also backed by the CDC, who recommends that most adults should get 150 minutes of exercise per week. If you work out just 5 days a week, that’s only 30 minutes a day. If you prefer longer workouts, that’s an hour-long workout twice a week, with a half-hour-long workout one other day.
It also all depends on the type of workout you’re doing. For instance, if it’s more vigorous such as running, then you only need 75 minutes of that each week. If it’s more moderately intense, then 150 minutes is recommended.
There also is such a thing as overtraining, and for this, Taylor suggests to Well And Good, to not work out for more than two hours at a time as “it could lead to adrenal fatigue, injury, and burnout.”
Source: Well And Good