I heard that you shouldn’t workout everyday, is that true?
I have recently had a number of new clients under the misconception that a person should only workout every other day. I am not sure who is spreading this rumor, but it couldn’t be further from the truth. The truth is that every healthy person needs to exercise for a minimum of 30 minutes every single day. This misunderstanding may arise based on the wise advice that resistance training of the same muscle group should not occur on consecutive days. For example, you shouldn’t do biceps curls two days in a row. Be sure to vary what activities you do from day to day and enjoy being physically active everyday. A good rule of thumb is that if you have a sore muscle, exercise a different one. There are exceptions. The abs and the heart (cardio) can be exercised safely everyday. A trainer can give you experienced advice on a daily program that will safely meet your fitness needs.
When it comes to physical activity, (in the absence of injury) I feel it is better to be more concerned about under-doing it than over-doing it.