FAQ About Fitness Plans

Fitness Plans
one year ago | gizem

How many days a week should I exercise in my fitness plan?

The number of days you should exercise in your fitness plan depends on your goals, fitness level, and schedule. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that adults should aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity exercise per week, spread out over at least three days per week. This equates to about 30 minutes of exercise per day, five days per week.

However, if your goal is to improve your fitness level, you may need to exercise more frequently. For example, if you are training for a race or competition, you may need to exercise six or seven days per week to build your endurance and performance.

On the other hand, if you are just starting out with exercise, it's important to start slowly and gradually increase your frequency and intensity over time. Starting with two to three days of exercise per week and gradually increasing to five days per week is a good approach.

It's also important to incorporate rest days into your fitness plan to allow your body to recover and prevent overtraining. Depending on your schedule and fitness level, you may want to plan for one to two rest days per week.

The number of days you exercise in your fitness plan should be tailored to your individual needs and goals. Work with a fitness professional to develop a plan that is appropriate for you and can help you achieve your desired results.