You’re not interested in racing, and you don’t have time to train for a marathon. In fact, you have very little free time for anything! But you are interested in exercising to keep healthy and fit.
How much rowing is necessary to meet this goal? The answer depends on many factors including how sedentary (or not) your typical day is, the amount of calories you need to maintain a healthy body weight, how much time you have…just to name a few. But most research points to engaging in 30–60 minutes of moderately intense physical activity on most days of the week to promote health, psychological well-being, and a healthy body weight. If your schedule doesn’t allow for devoting half-hour blocks to rowing, try doing 10 minute sessions over the course of your day. Doing a little here and there will have a cumulative positive effect on your fitness and is better than doing nothing at all!
The key to maintaining a daily commitment to activity is keeping it fresh and monitoring your progress. Mix up your workouts to avoid burnout and maintain an Online Logbook. Check out our Workout of the Day and have a look through the other pages in this section for workout ideas. You can also refer to the Plans and Resources page for a list of workout ideas to download.