Is exercising three days a week for two hours sufficient?


It is recommended to exercise 5-7 days per week. Each of those days should contain some type of cardiorespiratory performed at a moderate intensity. Two to three of those days should contain resistance training; In addition, each day should contain flexibility training. Set aside roughly an hour for each workout session.


If your goal is to lose weight, you need to make sure that at the end of the week, you have a negative energy balance. Meaning, you’ve burned more calories than you’ve consumed.

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