Exercise should be challenging. That said, physical activity should be enjoyable. The more you enjoy your workout, the more likely you are to keep doing it.
You should also aim to work out different parts of your body. Leg workouts, for instance, are great to do around twice a week, and their benefits range from strengthened muscles to reduced risk of injury. Think squats, leg curls, and lunges.
It’s also helpful to work different exercises with varying levels of intensity into your routine to build endurance – and don’t forget regular rest days. A yoga or Pilates class each week can improve things like flexibility, strength, and cardiovascular fitness, and they don’t involve the same level of intensity as, say, a HITT workout.