Do Mini Exercises While Watching Your Favorite Shows

afc6e128733f2d2ce4b7bf5a4ff5f356-huge-smIt's day 1 of the Small Steps = Big Changes, powered by support from Humana.

If you watch television or are binging a series, get up and exercise during the commercials breaks and between episodes.

What do you currently do during commercials? Do you tune them out with something else, like scrolling through social media? Or do you fast forward?  Every time those pesky ads start rolling, do an exercise instead.

Try one of these ideas:

  • Calf raises or crunches
  • Hold a plank on your elbows or hands
  • Jog in place
  • Lunges or squats
  • Stretch or do some yoga

When your show comes back on, resume your cozy spot on the couch. Be ready to try something else during the next break.

Want to do more? Here are some tips on how to start exercising, no matter what’s holding you back.

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Posted by Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN) on Jul 15, 2019 7:45 AM America/Chicago

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I only watch TV for a short time before going to sleep at night. This is a great idea to incorporate while sitting at my desk for long periods. I could set a timer to get up and move every 20 minutes or so.
  • Posted Sun 21 Jul 2019 04:35 PM CDT

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