This question has been brought to my attention by many people lately, so I wanted to write a blog post around this topic. So is it a bad idea to work out everyday, or it there the possibility that working out every day is actually terrible for you?
The answer is no, but weight training exercises every day could stop muscle production and growth. Evidently, you can do cardio exercises like swimming and aerobic workouts every day, which is actually recommended by health professionals.
If you enjoy exercising often, then maybe you should do more exercises that will stimulate your cardio. Many people who work out frequently use weights, but you aren’t supposed to work out that much using weight for fear of over-training muscles and causing them to break down.
Muscles need to rest often after you tear them to grow, and need to use the calories you eat to do that. Without proper rest, you risk breaking down the muscles further and also the possibility of injury. Rest periods should be 72 hours per muscle group.
This means that you should try to probably just weight-train the same muscle group once per week so they can get enough rest time. Muscles only grow when they rest, so what are you looking for? Do you want to lose strength, or are you trying to get weaker?
It’s very beneficial to rest often so that your body can heal and repair. However, if you practice a form of hiking, swimming or cardio activity for 30 minutes per day, this is good. It’s only bad to know when you are doing too much, and seeing signs of fatigue is when I urge you to rest.
But 30 minutes a day of a fun fitness activity will help keep you more alert, sleeping better and full of energy. So if you want to exercise this much, go for it! Just watch out how hard you are working out and let your body heal when it needs too. Have fun!