Working Out Every Day

The next thing I want to try in terms of workout is working out every day. The point of this is to elevate mood and happiness. I believe it might also be helpful for cognitive function.

To avoid injury I will vary the workouts. I’ll be alternating between strength training and cardio. And within these categories there will be a variation as well.

The main goal is to get an elevated heart rate on a daily basis for about 20 minutes or more from physical activity.

To measure to what degree certain activities impact my heart rate I’ve ordered a Garmin Forerunner 245.

Measuring the mood and happiness will have to be rather subjective. I will keep this ultimate purpose in mind and be conscious about how it changes.

When it comes to strength training I’ll continue doing what I do with some minor tweaks. Like adding more exercises for variation and breadth.

For cardio, I’ll start introducing biking and running. I have a tendency to get injured when running so I need to be careful and not overdo it. I will mix cycling with running in the same cardio session, with a big tilt towards spending time on the bike.

I’ve also found that there is a swimming facility close to where I live. I more or less pass it on my way to work. So to keep to the theme of variation I’ll want to try a few swimming sessions in the cardio slots. Nothing fancy, at least to begin with. Just some swimming to get my daily heart beat elevation.

Let’s see where this lands and what takeaways and learnings that I’ll have from it. I’ll of course keep you posted. With each experiment, if there is just one learning from it, I will consider it a success. The last experiment with Occam’s protocol from 4 hour body I learned a few things that I take with me. Let’s see what the takeaways from this will be. I want to keep at it at least for a month to get some proper data.

One response to “Working Out Every Day”

  1. […] tried working out every day for a month. How did it go? I found that my mood improved, but that the cutoff was at about 5-6 workouts per […]

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