Should I work out every day?

Yes, you should workout every day. It is recommended that adults get 30 minutes of exercise a day and children 60. This helps burn calories, tone muscle and gives you energy. Resistance training gives you the strength to do your everyday chores. So get moving.

You do not need to do a formal workout every day, and depending on how intensely you work It's it’s good to get in some days of rest throughout the week to prevent burnout  and over training. It is important to be active each day to maximize your health but this can be light activities like walking, doing chores, or going for a casual hike with friends. Activity is important each day, but vigorous exercise are not good to do 7 days a week as you can burn out. On off days perform the activities listed above but feel free not to perform actual workout 1-2 days a week. 
Yes. Look at it like brushing your teeth. You wouldn't only brush your teeth on Saturday, right. Try to get short workouts in for at least 10 minutes a day. Commit to it every day for 7 days and make it a routine.

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