No Optimal Workout Length
Short and sweet.
There's no right or wrong for length of your workout.
Every trainer I know has a different approach with session length.
30 min. 45 min. 60 min.
Lets not forget the idea behind exercise is to get your body moving and enhance your physical (and mental) health.
This doesn't have a set time!
It can be 15 min of stretching or 90 min of mixed cardio and strength work- as long as you're doing something progressive!
A lot of what you'll do exercise wise depends on your goals but something is always better than nothing.
I don't care if you can't get into a gym or don't have time to do a full routine at home. I care that you understand the value of doing something physical, for yourself.
Often your goals don't require anymore than 30 min of efficient active work- SO BE IT! At least you've gotten your body moving.
That means taking a little extra time walking the dog.
Stretching in front off the TV.
Walk up and down your steps at home or using the stairs at work.
There's this thing called life, sometimes it throws serious humps into your day or week and you cannot get your training in. There's nothing wrong with this, IT'S LIFE, but I would like to try and change the reaction that most people have when this occurs.
Here's the truth:
Quitting is too easy.
Making excuses is too easy.
Something is always better than nothing.
What's most important is making physical activity a regular part of your daily/weekly routines.