Just basically tell me how much to exercise, k?
August 6, 2012 10:23 AM Subscribe
How much exercise is enough or ideal or normal... or?
posted by Chorus to health & fitness (17 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
From various internet sources, I've read that the optimum level to exercise at is anything from 10 minutes to an hour - sometimes everyday, sometimes three times a week, sometimes every 2nd day, sometimes five days and sometimes rest days are an absolute must.
Also, nobody I know exercises. I am an aberration in my social group in that I've gotten into exercise by my own motivation and actually enjoy it. So, this is why I'm turning to the hive-mind.
I'm currently on Week 5 of Couch-To-5k (the one with 8 minute runs) and this is the fittest I've ever been. I am on a month's sabbatical from my career, so I get to go to the gym everyday. So far, so good, but I'm thinking to when I finally complete the C25K program and need to get in the rhythm of fitness from there onwards.
Is running 5k a day complete overkill, not enough exercise or just the right amount? Maybe only three times a week would be better? Once a week? I honestly have no clue, but I've heard of someone running 10k a day to stay fit and eat what they like. I know I need to figure out what works for me and what I will stick at, but I need some kind of yardstick to measure exercise by. 30mins running everyday will surely do me good, is that enough though for everyday?
My fitness goals are just to be fit and healthy, not necessary thin or skinny or ripped.