Exercise is well-known to have effects on our amount of fat as muscles use fatty acids as fuel. Running or hitting the gym does not only have impacts on our weight, they also have repercussions on our health condition.
How to exercise and when
Many exercising domains are available depending on your goals, equipment, time or injuries. Although it’s hard to find a training suiting everybody, some principles and guidelines can be followed to achieve your objectives.
All of us have at least once questioned ourselves on the amount of hours we should spend at the gym. A specialist stated that it is recommended to exercise 4 to 5 times a week in order to lose weight and 3 if we have time constraints. Exposing your body to such intensity will enable your body to adapt and get leaner with time.
If you don’t feel like stopping your workout rhythm, you might consider a 30 minutes training in between intensive days.
Now considering the number of days, a workout should last at least 45 minutes. Progress can only be seen if you spend 30 to 40 minutes weight lifting and 5 to 10 minutes stretching.
A good weight training has to go along with resting day(s). Unless you’re a professional or advanced lifter, your body needs time to adapt and so to assimilate the mass you’re exposing it to. If your muscles don’t have enough time to recover, you risk soreness, overload in your joints and tendon area and even injuries as tendonitis.
But don’t use this as an excuse! You can lift weights consecutively if you’re training different body parts. As said, it is recommended to vary between cardio and weights. However, if you don’t have time to do both, fit at least 2 to 3 sessions of weights a week.