If you’re looking to increase your current level of fitness, you may want to work on your fitness whilst watching TV. In order to learn how you can get fit while watching your favorite hit TV shows, simply continue reading. After all, you’re far more likely to complete workouts, in your own home, than you are to drive to a local gym and work out!
How to Get Fit While Watching TV:
1. Purchase a sturdy piece of quality exercise equipment
One of the easiest ways to ensure that time flies when you’re working out is to complete a workout whilst you’re watching your favorite TV series or binge watching a brand new series. As an example, you might want to purchase an exercycle, elliptical or treadmill, which you can conveniently place in front of your TV set.
Alternatively, if you live in a small apartment or have little space to place a bulky treadmill in your lounge, you may want to purchase a small, stepper which takes up little room and can even be pushed underneath your bed.
2. Use ad breaks to complete body resistance workouts
If you haven’t signed up to Netflix or Hulu and still have to suffer through ad breaks, you may want to use each ad break to complete sets of body resistance exercises such as push ups and sits ups. Which will increase your heart rate in a short period of time and which will tone and strengthen your core, abdominal muscles.
3. Work out for the duration of one of your fav programs
If you’re not a self-confessed gym junkie, you may want to increase your level of fitness by starting off with completing a short, yet energetic 30-minute workout. Alternatively, if you already have a decent base level of fitness, you may want to workout for a one-hour episode of a hit show like “The Walking Dead” or “Game of Thrones”.
4. If your health is a priority get rid of one of your sofas and purchase an exercycle
If you’re also interested in limiting your amount of screen time to 1-2 hours of television per day. You may want to consider getting rid of your sofa so that if you want to watch television, you’ll have to work out on your exercycle instead of turning into a couch potato.
5. Use a fitness tracker to record all of the steps you take and miles which you cover
If you’re competitive you may want to wear a fitness tracker such as a Fitbit, which allow you to track every step, mile, and calorie which you burn, while you’re working out in front of your TV. You may want to consider challenging your friends to see who can complete the most miles, during your shared favorite tv program.
So whether you’d like to lose weight or simply increase your current level of fitness, it’s well worth following the 5 tips listed above in order to increase your fitness and get in the best shape of your life.