Do I need to workout every day?

This is a question often asked by our PT clients!

So we thought we’d dispel some myths and answer this question, amongst others, with a new blog post.

So, is more better when it comes to exercising every day of the week?

This depends on the type of exercising you are doing.

The NHS guidelines recommend that adults should be physically active every day for optimum fitness. Further advice states that we should be aiming for, on a weekly basis, at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise, or 75 minutes of intense activity.

The four types of exercise to include

To avoid injury, and get the most out of your workouts, shoot for each of the following types of exercise in your schedule:

  • Endurance – up your heart rate with running, jogging, swimming and dancing to enhance your overall fitness

  • Strength – increase your muscle mass with weightlifting, resistance and bodyweight exercises whilst strengthening your bones

  • Balance – improve your stability with standing Yoga poses and Tai Chi. The benefits of balance exercises include less chances of falling over!

  • Flexibility – up your range of motion with focused stretches, Yoga and Pilates and fast-track your mobility

Do you need a professional?

If you require some support to help achieve your fitness goals, or you feel that you need to mix up your usual routine, a PT could be the answer.

Enjoy a workout plan that’s created especially for you, whilst ensuring you are moving safely and effectively. A fitness professional can watch your form to address any alignment or technique concerns.

Test the waters to find a fitness professional who’s skilled, experienced, and current with the latest research and trends.

What better way to test out a PT than to sign up for your first 3 sessions for just £35?


What is a good balance of exercise?

If you are planning to exercise daily, ensure it is mixed up with a variety of low and higher intensity exercises.

For example, you could practice Yoga or Pilates daily, but then throw in 3-4 HIIT sessions per week. This gives your body adequate time to recover from the gruelling HIIT sessions.

Walking is a great, free source of exercise that we should all be doing daily to keep ourselves fit and healthy.

As always, listen to your body, and when it tells you it needs rest – give it rest!