Didn’t have time to hit the gym today? Think it’s too late to get your heart pumping? WRONG! Here is the TV Watchers workout compliments of ediets.com.
“If you can better utilize your time and knock out watching your favorite show and getting exercisein the same hour, why wouldn’t you do it? Besides, by staying active, you’ll be less likely to run to the kitchen during that commercial break to grab something to munch on,” says Registered Dietitian Nicole Bengtson, LD/N.
One of the easiest ways to increase workout efficiency is to make better use of your downtime. Next time you’re watching your favorite show, take the opportunity to use the commercial breaks as a means of getting in a little exercise.
For example, the first set of commercials you could perform sets of crunches; the next, do some push-ups; the next, jump rope. Given that the average one-hour show has 20 minutes worth of commercials, you’ll have gotten in a good workout while enjoying your show and not leaving the house. Who really wants to sit and watch commercials, anyway?
Here are a few great moves to get you started — complete with videos that show exactly how to do them. They can all be done without equipment, so you can get started immediately!
Bent Knee Push-Up — Upper Body
Wall Push — Upper Body (Beginner)
Straight Leg Reverse Lift — Butt
Squat — Butt and Legs
Walking Lunges — Legs and Butt
Abdominal Crunch — Abs
Double Crunch — Abs
Standing Calf Raise — Lower legs
Now you have NO excuse to miss your workout and sit on the couch!
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