I get this question a lot! Well, not about the wife but about how often should I do the fitness workouts to lose body fat and get in shape?
And this is an excellent question… it shows you are taking responsibility for your own health. And the answer to that question is short and sweet… the average person who just wants to lose body fat and get in shape… you can get AWESOME results working out for only 3 days a week.
And each one of those workouts SHOULD NOT be more than one hour!
How is THAT possible? By making smarter choices how you exercise… for instance… instead of doing those long and boring cardio… make it an interval training workout instead! It is much, much more effective and you only have to workout half the time… So substitute short and intense interval training for cardio… plus… good nutrition and you are gonna melt off your body fat like there is no tomorrow!
And your off days doesn’t mean you can slack off. You can still be active by walking or just working about the backyard.
Now what about the folks who haven’t worked out in quite some time and are quite frankly, out of shape? First of all, before you start getting all ambitious like and driving yourself like a pile driver… do everybody a FAVOR by consulting with a medical professional first to make sure it is safe for you to dip your toe in the pool. After all, the world is a much better place with you in it! 🙂
Then… just start off slow… take a short walk each day and build up on that when your body starts to feel stronger and stronger. The key here is to do it and make walking and exercises a regular habit.
And when you are up to it… start incorporating a little strength training… this is where you should seek advice from your personal trainer. And watch your fitness workouts take off into more intense and challenging workouts.
Before you know it… you are going to be pumping and huffing and puffing and your body is going to feel so alive. And you WILL notice the results… you will be getting slimmer, fitter and healthier…