Should you carry out some form of training every day?

This is where lifestyle context and knowing yourself comes in handy.

I dislike saying what’s expected of me and normally try to avoid telling people what they’d like to hear because it might be too awkward not to. To not do this, to follow the herd or be politically correct in all things, at least as far as I am concerned, is not a kindness but rather a weakness.

So, I will answer this question in as simple and as straightforward manner as I can. Irregardless of of the fact that I make my living running a gym and being, I suppose in general, a fitness professional.

If you are a student or desk jockey, the discipline of a schedule with some form of activity on a daily basis will have positive multifaceted effects on not only your body, but your mind and soul as well. It will allow you to be more productive, deal with the stress, boredom and dissatisfaction of daily life and furnish you a support system allowing a modicum of self control. In other words, it will enable you to be happier just being alive.

On the other hand, if you are a day labourer, furniture mover, agricultural worker or stone mason, you must measure and weigh the cost of the extra manual labour training requires against the balance of your energy reserves and make your decision off the back of that. You’ll have to factor in the risk of burnout against what you hope to achieve and how much you want to make that achievement happen.

In summary, there are certain contextual variables of fitness to consider when bringing together your training philosophy including: frequency, intensity, duration, other lifestyle factors and time commitments.

The combination of these concepts will be dependent on and influence your progress, the results you achieve and the status these achievements hold in the context of your daily life and how they make you feel about yourself.

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