When planning your exercise routine, it’s important set goals, and to know how much time you’re willing to dedicate to reaching these goals. A good rule of thumb is to set aside at least 40 minutes to an hour each day, and make sure your workouts fit within this time frame. As a beginner, you should be able to complete your cardiovascular workout and your resistance training within roughly an hour.
If you’re just in the planning stages of your exercise routine, a good place to start is in what’s known as the Stabilization Endurance Phase. Exercises in this phase build the foundation for more rigorous and demanding resistance exercise, and minimize your risks for injury. Exercises in this phase are stabilization or balance based, requiring your muscles to work together to stabilize your joints while performing exercises.