What's best for someone is going to vary. Generally, it is recommended to do 3-5 days of cardio for 30-60 minutes each of those days and to do 2-3 days of strength training (giving yourself 1-2 rest days before working the same muscle groups again).
You may find these articles helpful:
Reference Guide to Aerobic Exercise: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_artic
Reference Guide to Strength Training: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_artic
For the cardio portion, I would recommend trying out different exercises and activities that get your heart rate up. If you find something enjoyable, you are more likely to stick with it over time. For the strength training portion, check out the Workout Generator: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_plan_
and some of the short workout videos: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/videos.asp
for some workouts (there are even some cardio videos in there too).
Please note: I will be on maternity leave until early April.
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