So, how much should you exercise per day?
I definitely think we should aim to do something active every single day but this doesn’t mean you need to push your body to the max 7 days a week. Adopting a balanced attitude and giving your body the rest it needs is imperative if you want to avoid injury or burnout. Personally, I try to do 3-5 challenging workouts a week that are either HIIT or strength based. I compliment these with two lower impact, lower intensity workouts that could be anything from walking my dog to a swim, a yoga session or even just some nice mobility work on the foam roller.
I truly believe that 28 minutes is the magic number. The reason for this is three fold. It is long enough to get brilliant results but short enough to genuinely train at high-intensity and very importantly and often overlooked is it’s under that 30 minute psychological barrier that so many of us have so we stop telling ourselves we don’t have time and consistency is better than ever.
So guys, move every day, make your higher intensity sessions quality not quantity and of course some days I go for a little bit extra but knowing my minimum requirement is 28 minutes means I get it done.