Personal trainer Sam Wood says one of the most common questions he gets asked is how much we should work out per day. The fitness pro says the time of thinking that we have to hit the gym for an hour a day to see results is over. Wood is a big believer that the quality of the workout is more important than the quantity, so less is more, as long as you make it count.
Thankfully, he doesn’t advise trying to log as many hours as possible in the gym or doubling up on workouts to train. Wood says he’s found that consistency, variety and intensity yield better results than longer workouts. Basically, train smarter, not harder.
So what is the magic number, according to Wood? He advises trying to do something active every single day, but that doesn’t mean pushing your body to the max seven days a week. And as for how long we should exercise a day - he says the magic number is 28 minutes. Wood says that’s long enough “to get brilliant results, but short enough to genuinely train at high-intensity.” That’s less than half an hour, so we’re more likely to get it done, even on our lazy days.
Source: Women's Health