"How much cardio should I do?" 🏃
That's a question I get asked a lot and it's very relative.
First and foremost, I am a firm believer that the human body was designed to move, not sit in an office all day everyday, drive everyday and then go home to sit on the couch because you're exhausted from all the sitting. Unfortunately a lot of us don't have a choice with work/car setting, but we can make a choice in and around those variables. Therefore if you're one of the many people that are forced to sit a lot, doing cardio for 'movement' sakes is important. We shouldn't even think of it as 'cardio' training, we should think of it as 'moving' or normal.
Now taking that into consideration, I personally enjoy 'moving' 5-6 days per week for at least 30 minutes. That may seem a lot for someone especially if they barely do any movement at all, so increasing your activity level one step a time would be ideal. Regular movement will benefit you from a hormonal perspective, weight perspective and energy perspective. If you are doing a lot of sitting and the thought of moving exhausts you, from personal experience, if you can push past the initial hurdle that's infront of you, I promise it will get easier. You will then realize how much more time and energy you do have and how easily you waste it away.
Don't let the thought of exercise stress you out, realize it's movement and your body was designed to move.