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Fit Tip: Work Out While Watching TV

I've definitely used the excuse before that I'm too tired after work to exercise, or that I just don't have the time. Nobody has an extra hour lying around in their day for working out — you have to make the time. That means that sometimes you've got to multitask to get in a workout.

So why not exercise while watching TV? I keep a set of weights and a resistance band in the TV–stand drawer, so after dinner, during my favorite shows, instead of sitting my lazy butt on the couch, I do strength training exercises. I really do. I lay a mat on the floor (it makes my workout seem more official that way), and I work my muscles for about 30 minutes. I always feel good afterwards, and it puts me in a calm mood just in time for bedtime.

Need some ideas for what you can do in front of the TV? Then

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EllaBella EllaBella 8 years
I love that idea of multitasking. I don't watch TV cause I just hate it but my multitasking is my commuting, I use my own calories to get to work by either taking my bike or running. That's to say two workouts sessions every single day!!
lala788 lala788 8 years
that is a really good idea , i have to try it!
laurafox laurafox 8 years
I posted a blog about this exact same thing right before it was posted on FitSugar!
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I have my elliptical machine in front of the TV so when I work out, I can watch my favorite shows at the same time. I also keep my weights and my stability ball in there so I can watch TV and work out at the same time. Great idea!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
This is great!!! Now I have a reason to not hibernate on the couch. These are great tips!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
This is great!!!Now I have a reason to not hibernate on the couch. These are great tips!
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 8 years
I do tricep dips on the couch during commercials and do some pilates moves and stretches laying on the couch all the time since I was a little kid! hahaha.
syako syako 8 years
It's funny that you mentioned this. Because today I am planning on getting home from work a little later than usual (therefore no good gym time) so I had already printed out the mini boot camp workout and was going to do it during tv. Good advice!
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