How long should I spend on strength, stamina, and flexibility?


Flexibility training may be performed daily.  Strength training should be  performed 4-6 times per week, and cardiovascular training should also take place 5-7 times per week for 20 to 60 minutes per session.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Allot the following time commitments to the following activities, and your body will be a body to envy. Or at least one that'll be around for a lot longer.
  • 30 minutes of walking every day, no excuses (the walking can be accumulated in increments throughout the day to add up to 30 minutes);
  • 30 minutes a week of resistance training, broken into three 10-minute workouts;
  • 60 minutes a week of stamina training (swimming or cycling), broken into three 20-minute workouts
  • 25 minutes a week of yoga/flexibility, broken into five 5-minute stretching sessions

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