Many people believe that working out every day is the best way to achieve optimal health. But is this true, or are daily workouts overkill? A lot of fitness experts do support the idea of daily workouts with one caveat: they say it is good as long as a sufficient variety of different types of exercises are incorporated and rotated in and out of your routine.

30 to 40 minutes a day, five days per week is a good schedule to follow. You should work out the same muscles every day, particularly with weight lifting exercises. Practicing yoga or cardio focused workouts can be done on a daily basis. Swimming, cycling, running, and rowing are also great to incorporate into your daily routine. Above all, don’t forget to take a day’s rest to let your body (and your mind) recuperate.

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Should You Exercise Every Day?