Top 6 Exercise Questions to Ask Fitness Professionals

Regular Exercise Can Help Maintain a Healthy Weight (Image Source: Shutterstock)

1. Why is Regular Exercise Important to a Person’s Health?

Regular exercise can help maintain a healthy weight and will improve your mood and appearance. Exercise also protects against a host of health conditions like strokes, arthritis, diabetes, and even cancer.

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2. What is the Recommended Amount of Physical Activity For Adults?

Everybody is different, but everybody needs exercise! Your ideal level of activity depends upon your goals. Are you looking to reduce your body fat and lose weight? You’ll need to put in more time than someone who wants to maintain. Among the top exercise questions people ask is, “Do you want to add muscle mass?” For muscle, the type of exercise is more important than the activity level. Harvard University has a cardiometabolic point system. This helps you to find out how much exercise you are already getting and how much you should add to meet your goals.

Your Ideal Level Of Activity Depends Upon Your Goal (Image source: Shutterstock)

3. Opportunities to Improve Your Fitness Level

Many people don’t realize the many opportunities they have to boost their fitness level. Parking at the back of parking lots, taking the stairs instead of an elevator or escalator, and biking to work are some commonly overlooked ways to stay in shape.

Biking One Of The Opportunities To Improve Your Fitness Level (Image source: Shutterstock)

4. Which Exercise Uses the Most Muscles?

When looking for the most effective exercise, you will find many different opinions and strenuous debate. Common answers to this question include the clean & press, the deadlift and various kettlebell exercises. Others suggest the squat, performed with free weights or on a squat-assist machine, involves the most muscles. But for those who don’t want to use weights but still want to work as many muscles as possible, there is the burpee.

Exercise Using A Kettlebell Involves The Most Muscles (Image source: Shutterstock)

5. What Exercises Burn the Most Calories?

Your burn rate is a function of the amount of work done and the time it takes to do it. This is influenced by a number of other factors, the most important of which is oxygen.

Running Is One Of The Simplest Way To Burn Calories (Image source: Shutterstock)

6. How Much Exercise Per Week is Recommended?

Like every other question on this list, there is no global correct answer for everyone. As a general rule, most adults should exercise between 150 and 300 minutes per week. If you do not think you fit into the normal population, or if you think you are exercising too much, please consult your doctor or a professional trainer so you can adjust your routine appropriately. While there is such a thing as too much exercise, very few people reach such levels.

Ask More Exercise Questions

In today’s fast-paced world, everybody should think a little more about exercise. If your routine isn’t helping you meet your goals, then these five questions may help you get started in the right direction. If they aren’t enough, then keep asking exercise questions to learn and grow.

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