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General Cardio Workout Guidelines

How often to workout?

Cardio, unlike weights or resistance training, in which each muscle group usually needs a day rest in between, Cardio can be done every day.

How much cardio exercise is needed?

For substantial health benefits, the CDC's  most recent "Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans" says adults need to do at least

  •  2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes) each week of moderate-intensity* aerobic activity, OR
  • 1 hour and 15 minutes (75 minutes) each week of vigorous-intensity* aerobic activity, OR
  •  An equivalent mix of moderate- and vigorous-intensity aerobic activity. Aerobic activity should be performed for at least 10 minutes at a time, preferably, spread throughout the week.


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