How much time should I devote to exercise each day if I am a beginner?

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If you are trying to make a healthy lifestyle change, you must do 30 minutes of moderate cardio, 5-7 days per week. If you cannot do 30 minutes all at once then consider doing three 10 minute periods of cardio to still have a positive impact on your overall health. If you are completely new to exercise then start smart and start small. One or two days per week of 10-20 minutes is a fine start till you get acclimated to the exertion. Then, you can incrementally add a few minutes till you reach 30 minutes of daily cardio, 5-7 days per week.

How much time to devote to exercise will really depend on what level of fitness you are at.  For beginners you might only be able to do a couple days a week to start.  As for the more moderate or even seasoned people you will have more like 3-6 days a week to workout.  Time wise you are looking at roughly 20-30 mins to start and you can build it up from there.  Over time you will be able to workout at least 60 minutes without a problem.  Just remember to take it slow and build yourself up or you could burn yourself out if you try to do too much too quickly when your body is not ready.
It is recommended that we exercise at least 3 days a week for at least 20-30 minutes each time. That exercise should include cardiovascular and strength training. If you are new to exercise, start exercising one or two days a week for 10-20 minutes. More is not always better. Starting with a little bit at a time gives you an opportunity to feel successful and confident, and you can see how your body feels, reacts and responds. Starting off with too much can lead to drop out.

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