Oh the burning question– Do I have to workout everyday to see results?
The simple answer is no.
The truth of the matter is, if you want to see a physical change in your body, you must commit to a comprehensive lifestyle change. This shift in lifestyle encompasses more than just working out regularly. It requires conscious eating, conscious movement, and goal-oriented thinking.
With that said, if you workout every day and don’t make the other necessary changes to your lifestyle, you may very well not see results at the rate that you are striving for. On the flip side, if you don’t workout every day, but implement holistic health and fitness practices into your daily routine, results will come at a quicker rate and will be far more sustainable.
You may be asking yourself the question: So, if working out every day isn’t required to see results, then how many times should I exercise weekly to ensure I am reaching my goals?
The answer is subjective– specific to where you currently are in your health and fitness journey. While working out 4 to 5 days a week and giving yourself up to 3 days of rest are recommended, you should adjust this number to best fit you! If you are just starting out, you may need to begin with just 2 to 3 days a week of working out and scale up as your body becomes more accustomed to the exercises you are doing. As you build strength and normalize new movements and commitments, you can take things up a notch!
However, even the best athletes in the world give their bodies adequate rest time. Always ensure that you have at least 1 to 2 days of rest and/or active recovery a week. This will prevent injury and burnout, and will allow you to reach your goals the quickest!