POPSUGAR Fitness Poll How Long Is Your Typical Cardio Session? by Fitness 6/04/08 0 Shares Like us on Facebook Sign up for our daily newsletter > Whether you like to get your heart pumping and burn calories by biking, running, walking, swimming, or hiking, I want to know . . . Source Read More PollCardioFitness Fitness How to Turn a Basic Hike Into a Full-On Workout Challenge Yourself to a 5K — With Your Dog! Your Flashy Workout Gear Isn't the Only Reason You Can't Stop Exercising A No-Crunch Abs Exercise That's Actually Fun POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests. Get fit with our daily newsletter Working Out Yoga Weight Loss Running Sign up with By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. Defense7778 7 years I'm 54 year old male and I have been riding a recumbent bicycle for three years but before that I played recreational basketball games but due to a bad knee and ankle I had to quit. My normal routine riding is 12 miles 4 days or 40 minutes and on saturdays and sundays I ride 22-30 miles or about an hour an half. I have been able to maintain my weight the last three years around 184 pounds. My problem was my diet was high in sugar,processed foods,baked goods plus I love to eat at nite all nite which resulted in high blood pressure and frequent heartburn. Six weeks ago I decided to change my eating habits to eating only fresh fruits (smoothies),fish,vegtables and chicken.I don't eat deserts or fast food anymore at all plus my eating at nite has ceased.To this date I have no more heart burn,tons more energy,flat out jsut feel better and the best thing is I have lost almost 14 pounds. Giasbash6260 7 years 96 - 120 minutes a day baby - EVERY SINGLE MORNING! nlw 7 years I try to do a minimum of 30 and if I can squeeze in 45, even better. Only problem is that I have to exercise in the morning and if I'm going to get in 45 min it means getting up at 4:30 so that I have enough time to get kids ready for the day, as well as myself. Ugh, it's so hard sometimes.... geohiker 7 years It never feels like I'm doing a huge amount of cardio, but I ride my bike at least 100 miles a week; peddling 50 or 75 miles at a time takes a few hours - but it's fun, so it does not feel like I'm "exercising" for five or six hours at a time! :) emperatriche 7 years i try to get in 40 mins. five times a week. i'm beginning this gym routine thing and hope to increase it to 60 and beyond eventually. I enjoy zoning out on a treadmill, so it doesnt really get boring. And if it does, I just increase the level. erinmarie 7 years if i got to the gym i do about 20 or 30 minutes of Cardio, but twice a week i go to a spin class and that is straight cardio for an hour. Spin is the best thing in the world!! staticnoise 7 years cardio at the gym is mostly 40 to 60 minutes. but when i do outdoor cardio ike running or skating i need more time. but i hope to get faster ;) Mmmarshmallow 7 years It depends on what I'm doing - when I'm running or swimming, I focus on distance, and it takes however long it takes. I'm currently running about 6km at the moment, and it's taking me about 45mins, and I'm swimming about 2km, which takes me the same amount of time.However, if I'm doing fitness classes, I tend to do them back-to-back, so can easily chalk up 120 minutes+.If I'm training, the workouts are shorter. If I'm having fun with my classes, the workouts are longer. Mmmarshmallow 7 years It depends on what I'm doing - when I'm running or swimming, I focus on distance, and it takes however long it takes. I'm currently running about 6km at the moment, and it's taking me about 45mins, and I'm swimming about 2km, which takes me the same amount of time. However, if I'm doing fitness classes, I tend to do them back-to-back, so can easily chalk up 120 minutes+. If I'm training, the workouts are shorter. If I'm having fun with my classes, the workouts are longer. JaimeLeah526 7 years At least 30 right now. JaimeLeah526 7 years At least 30 right now. Spectra 7 years I put in at least an hour, 6 days a week but usually it's 90 minutes or so. And I do weights 3 or 4 days a week as well underyourwaves 7 years Depends on what I'm doing. If it's spinning, 30-45 minutes. If it's running... hahahaha, 20 minutes if I'm lucky. ;P Kimpossible 7 years I do 45 min, 6 days a week. Kimpossible 7 years I do 45 min, 6 days a week. ahaynes 7 years Does anyone know what the "norm" is for a good cardio workout? Sillyyank03 7 years I usually do an hour of cardio in the gym (I'm still on PT after a half-marathon, so it's mainly on the bike or elliptical), but I also commute to work via bike - so that adds an extra 40 minutes (10 miles) to my daily tally. Sw33tPrincess 7 years Umm yeahhh. Only 10 minutes of running. Then I do about 30 minutes of fast walking! aimeeb 7 years About 45mns. aimeeb 7 years About 45mns. LaurenG22 7 years I don't think I could do two hours a day of cardio/workout... thats like 1/12 of your life doing exercise. Dublin62505 7 years I'm currently doing a 28 minute HIIT program on the stair mill. It definitely does the trick. Puddles of sweat and breathless throughout much of it. As long as I have good music on the iPod, I'm good to go. On Sundays, I do a 90 minute spin class. I'll admit that is becoming a bit of the an zzz-fest because the instructor has not changed up his routine or music. I also remind myself during cardio how great all those endorphins will feel after exercise. Beaner 7 years I do 35 minutes when I run outside, but I'm working on increasing my speed, so that's as long as I can take! It does getting boring. Ha to KristenGrrenbaum saying "DREADMiLL" instead of "treadmill." HAHAHAHAA. The-FBGs 7 years I'm just about in the norm! After warming up and cooling down, I'm usually just at or over 40 minutes. rpenner 7 years It differs for me. Two days a week I do an hour and 2 days a week I do between 30 mins.