Should I Do Cardio Everyday?

One of the main questions which you may have regarding cardio workouts is how often you should be doing them. What is the best frequency? Is it alright to do cardio every day?

This is not such an easy question to answer. There is no definite answer. It depends on your goals and the way you do your cardio workouts.

Let's take walking, for example. A lot of people make it a habit to take an evening walk of 30 minutes or so. This is an excellent habit with many potential health benefits. There is nothing wrong with being active on a daily basis. In fact, it's one of the weight loss tips I recommend the most.

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You should note that the reason why you're able to perform such an activity day after day is that walking is usually a low intensity, low impact sport. It can help you burn extra calories and lose weight faster but it doesn't place a lot of stress on your muscles, joints or tendons.

It's a different matter when you do more intense workouts. For instance, let's say that you like running for 8 miles or more. Doing so every day is possible and there are people who do so, athletes definitely do, but it may be too much for you. Unless you have a particular cardio goal that you want to achieve, you may be placing too much strain on your body if you perform such a rigorous workout every day, and it's not really necessary either to lose weight or maintain proper health.

Another example may be if you do high intensity interval training workouts. Some may say that if you're able to perform such a workout every day it means that you're not pushing yourself as hard as you can during each of those workouts. Otherwise, you would have required a longer resting period.

So, in the case of more intense workouts, you may do better if your workout frequency was lower.

However, this doesn't mean that if you do engage in intense workouts that you can't do any cardio every day. You may still be able to do an intense workout on Sunday and take a leisurely walk on Monday. This is something you should consult your doctor about. You should also see how your routine makes you feel. If you find that it's too much for you, do less intense workouts or reduce the frequency of them.

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John Davenport lost over 30 pounds in his twenties after being overweight most of his life.