This is just my personal opinion, perhaps more so than my usual blog posts. In my opinion its better to do some exercise every day (or nearly every day) instead of doing a big workout a few days a week. I believe this really from just experimenting on myself. What really taught me this was doing a certain type of yoga call ashtanga yoga. In ashtanga yoga you do a certain set of poses (depending on your level) 6 days a week. I did this type of yoga for a solid 3 years and I was in great shape. I felt great and I moved I thought like I was 10 or 15 years younger. If we do some type of exercise 6 days a week the benefits really add up. Just like learning the piano or guitar where they say to really advance to practice some every day, even if it is only 10 or 15 minutes. I think exercise is the same way. What do I do now for exercise? Twenty to 30 minutes of yoga 6 days a week first thing in the morning, treadmill for 10 minutes and my rebounder (mini-trampoline) another 10 minutes. Every other day or so I do some medium hard weight lifting. I take Saturdays off as a recovery day and now and then a lighter day where I might just do yoga if I feel I need it.
Monte Jackson, owner Acupuncture Center of Richmond