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How Many Times A Week Should I Exercise?

How Many Times A Week Should I CrossFit?

Current CDC guidelines recommend 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise each week. Depending on your daily schedule, this could be broken up in various ways. They also recommend at least 2 days of strength training to live a healthy life.

Unsure of how to go about creating an exercise routine? At Physical Therapy by Phoenix, we enjoy educating our patients on living healthier lives. Meet with us regarding your physical activity goals.

The frequency of exercise depends on various factors, including your fitness goals, current fitness level, age, health condition, and personal preferences.

The American Heart Association (AHA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provide general exercise recommendations for adults:

  • Aerobic Exercise: The AHA recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic exercise per week. This can be broken down into sessions of 30 minutes five days a week, or 25 minutes, six days a week.
  • Strength Training: The AHA suggests engaging in muscle-strengthening activities at least twice weekly. These can include weightlifting, resistance exercises, or bodyweight exercises.
  • Flexibility & Balance Exercises: Include flexibility and balance exercises in your routine, such as yoga or tai chi, at least two to three days per week.

Listen to your body and gradually increase the intensity and duration of exercise as you become more fit.