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The Key to Fitness is Discipline! > "How Often Should I Be In My Target Heart Rate Zone?"

14 Sep 2007

    For the person interested in maintenance or moderate reduction of body fat, 3 to 4 days a week may be all the body requires to achieve these goals.

    However, for the individual interested in making a noticeable reduction in body-fat, then, 5-6 days per week for 45-60 minute aerobic conditioning may be necessary. The final determinant of how much cardiovascular activity is required to reach your goal, however, cannot be answered in these pages. The final decision comes from how your body reacts to the amount and frequency of aerobic exercise you perform during your program. Some individuals may lose their body-fat with 4 days at 45-60 minutes while others may requires 6 days a week or even twice a day to reach their goal.

Daryl Conant