How Much Cardio Should You Do?

The amount of cardio you do will depend on a variety of factors including your overall goals, current health status and how much time you have to devote to exercise.

As a baseline, the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans state adults should do at least 150 minutes to 300 minutes of moderate-intensity (30 to 60 minutes, five days a week), 75 minutes to 150 minutes a week (15 to 30 minutes, 5 days a week) of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity or an equivalent combination of both.

If your primary goal is weight loss, certified personal trainer, Katrina Pilkington NASM-certified personal trainer, recommends going beyond these minimums, aiming for 45 to 60 minutes of exercise a day, five days a week, along with a healthy, reduced-calorie diet, of course.

Beginners may want to start even more slowly with two to three cardio sessions a week to avoid burnout or injury. Or you might even try interspersing 10-minute bouts of cardio (like walking) into your daily routine and watch the minutes add up.

So let’s get started. Contact me or click on my link for your free consultation. Make it a great day!!!

Philip “FitGuy46”

Published by FitGuy46

Hi I’m a recent grad from NASM. I am a Certified Personal Trainer. I specialize in fitness assessment, program design and weight training. I want to help people who have had difficulties in the past incorporating fitness as a lifetime goal. My desire is to help potential clients see fitness as a lifetime endeavor. My philosophy is that fitness should be sustainable and a lifelong goal. My plan as a fitness coach is to teach my clients to make and incorporate fitness as a permanent part of their lives to be engaging, and for the outcome to continuously be revolving into a better physical shape. Make it a GREAT DAY!!! Philip “FitGuy46”

Leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: