5 Hours of Television a Day. Are you moving?

Posted on September 17, 2010

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Americans watch an average of five hours of television every day, according to an article in The Seattle Times. The article gives a few tips on how to stay healthy by exercising while you watch.

  • Keep small weights and other exercise equipment near the TV so you can exercise during a show.
  • Get up and move during commercial breaks. Clean your house or do sit-ups to pass the time.
  • Sit on a stability ball. This helps improve your balance and posture, and it works your abdominal muscles.
  • Find a good music channel to dance to.
  • Move around while you watch TV. Even something simple like shaking your legs or stretching your arms burns calories.
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