Tuesday, October 21, 2014
No time to workout?
Look, I get it, we all need to destress from the day but doing it with activities that promote us to be more sedentary isn't always the best choice for our long term health. Exercise is truly one of the best ways to work out the person that said that thing that ticked you off or the irk leftover from that dude that cut you off on the way home. If you're just looking to add some extra movement into your night or want a fun way to get the family off the smartphones and movin' their booties, I've got the perfect workout.
If you've got time to watch your favorite show, you've got time to slip in this workout. I'm not talking about while it's on, I mean instead of fast forwarding through the commercials, pick a show and let the commercials be your timer!
Did you know that network TV commercials clock in at almost 14 minutes while cable commercial breaks are closer to 16-17 minutes? It doesn't sound like much but every little bit counts!
Each exercise listed is designed to work your whole body during each break. So for the first commercial, do the walk in place with overhead arm reaches. For the second commercial break, do the knee lifts with arm pullbacks and so on!
Challenge yourself to do this a few times a week to start and get the family involved!
If you're not a big TV watcher and the internet is your time suck, set the timer on your phone or online stopwatch for 3 1/2 minutes for the exercise breaks and do it every 10-12 minutes for an hour.
Your body will thank you for it!
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