Are daily push ups unhealthy?
Push ups are a wonderful body weight exercise that work several upper body muscle groups in your chest, arms, shoulders, triceps, back and neck.
With any strength training exercise rest and recovery is important. It is during this period that your body repairs muscle tissue that is damaged during a workout - generating enhancements in strength and muscle growth.
However, the amount of rest required depends on a number of things - including the intensity of your workout, current level of fitness, experience and nutrition.
If you are stressing the muscles out with a particularly intensive workout of push ups... then you might need a couple of days rest. Similarly, if you are new to push ups it's also a good idea to have a day off between workouts.
On the other hand if you are highly trained, the exercise is lower intensity or more endurance in nature... then press ups can be incorporated every day.