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Walking In Front Of The Tv



For the length of at least 1 sitcom a day, instead of sitting on the couch I walk or jog in place in front of the TV. It may not burn a ton of calories, but it is definitely better than being a couch potato!

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  • I also do something similar - instead of walking in place though I do side-to-side step-touches. I don't allow myself to sit down to watch anything until I have at least 10,000 steps for the day on my pedometer! - by MELLAV1
  • I'll do the wii free step when watching TV. It is a great way to sneak in an extra 3-5,000 steps a day. Sometimes I'll use hand weights while "walking." GOOD TIP! - by CRUZIN2LOSE
    I did this last night, while I watched biggest loser! Better than being the "couch potato"! Yeah! For me! emoticon - by BROWSUGABEAR46
  • I agree AND do the same. I do take it a bit further by NOT allowing myself to watch TV UNLESS I am walking in place or exercising. Keep up the good work. emoticon - by ALLGRACEY
  • I do situps continuously through each commercial. - by KJOHANEK1
    i do something on that order I watch some TV while I am doing work on computer and march in pace on commerciLS - by PLAYBLUES22
  • I do my SP strength exercises while watch tv show...stretching is also good here! - by CHERYLSBUTT
    I have been doing weights while watching tv it helps too! - by NANACIS
  • Great idea, I had heard this before but somehow this time it really resonates. Must mean I am spending too much time in the coach.

    Thx - by RLAMBERTSC
  • I do various exercises watching TV, it does make the time seem a little faster and a little more productive. - by REDROSEMARIE
  • Cool!!! - by RHONDALEE47
  • If I have not made my person goal for the day, I get up and jog/dance/hop, etc. during the commercials. You wouldn't believe the length of some of the commercial breaks and how much exercise you can get. - by JEHILDE
  • Great idea! I always thought I needed a treadmill, but I can just walk/jog in place :) - by MICHELELYNN777
  • Great idea! I always thought I needed a treadmill, but I can just walk/jog in place. Thanks for sharing! - by MICHELELYNN777
  • I have tried it and it goes so quick that you get to 30 minutes without realizing when you are watching a good movie or show. No more "couch potatoes" emoticon - by BOLEBRON
  • Walking in one spot sounds like it could be difficult but it wouldn't hurt to try right. - by HYATTI1
  • What a great idea! This could help me accomplish 2 goals at once - empty the DVR and exercise!!! - by BECKYS222
    i do something on that order I watch some TV while I am doing work on computer and march in pace on commerciLS - by PLAYBLUES22
  • I'm in. Thanks a lot to you and those commenting! Love to look at the input of so many. - by JDFAN448HS
  • Good idea. - by LAINYC
  • I have exercise bands hanging over my treadmill. I work my arms, shoulders and chest while getting my walk/run on! emoticon emoticon - by REMONIAT
  • Good for you! Get your exercise in when and where ever you can! emoticon - by REMONIAT
  • I do the same thing or at the very least lift weights while I sit and watch TV. I also have a mini-elliptical trainer (one without the handles, just the foot peddles). I usually use the elliptical while I watch TV. - by THEEASYKILL30
    When the weather is bad like it is right now I think that's a great idea to get the steps in for the day. - by SUZZQ4LIFE
  • And you can still enjoy your shows - by SIRCATNIP1
  • I have done this, thats how I started moving and walking in the first place.
    But even if I am laying down watching TV , I do sit up, leg kicks, a form of Pilate moves. You can be active in so many ways. I also have my resistance bands handy , and some 3 lb weights for a little more workout.
    - by TUBLADY
  • moving is ALWAYS better!!

    emoticon - by TAYGRL
  • LUV2RUN72
    My Tuesday ritual is to do steps on my Wii fitness balance board with the riser during the 2 hours of The Biggest Loser. Every little bit of exercise helps. - by LUV2RUN72
  • I agree. I try it sometimes. - by DANNIEGEE
  • What a great idea - I usually roll my swedish ball around with my feet/legs while watching tv, not much for something, and try to make myself exercise with the ball during advertisements but I love your idea ! thanks - by WALKSINLIGHT
  • I'm going to try that..what a great idea
    - by CMORISAK
  • Great idea I had read before that you get up and move at the commercials going to try this tip which will get two challenges done as well emoticon - by SPARKFRAN514
  • I'm another TV walker/watcher! I wear a pedometer at all times and some evenings I do 2+ miles! - by ELSEEBEE
  • This is a great idea! I don't watch tv much, but this would make that time productive. - by GRAM-TO-ASHTIN
  • Wow great idea. I don't have a treadmill but this is certainly something that can be done anywhere emoticon - by MIGCIN
  • I've done this as well, sure beats being a couch potato. LOL! - by DBELLE39
  • Good idea. I'm going to try it - by DONNA088
  • I agree! I like doing this too emoticon - by JLPARKHURST
  • I agree with this.I do it too when it's raining and snowing outside or just plain too cold. emoticon - by SHIRLEY721
    i always use my air climber while watching tv.................. emoticon - by LUVADER3
  • I dont get to watch TV often but this is a great suggest, and simple. - by LADYJ6942
  • Hey I do this also. Since I have carpeted floors, I walk on one of those gel mats to keep from wearing out the carpet. - by ANGELA8008

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