How to Get Fit While Watching TV

Let’s face it, TV is one of the things that we rarely ever get tired of. If possible, you could do everything while watching TV. This is why even broadcasting of fitness sessions has become a big thing over the years. Lucky for, there is more than you can do to get fit without having to entirely sacrifice your TV time.


Remember how you used to pick your favourite character on TV as children? You can use the same approach here. If you’re watching a game on TV, you can assign different players different workouts. IF say player X gets the ball, that’s a crunch, if Player Y gets the ball that’s a side plank and so on and so forth. You will still get to watch the whole game and at the end of it, you will be completely worked out. Just make sure that you assign exercises to the whole body and be faithful to each and every one of them.

The best thing about this approach is that it doesn’t have to be a sporting game. You can also assign exercises to TV characters of your favourite show, series or movie.

Sporting event exercise session

Another great way to work out while watching TV is during a sporting session. Once you have your game all set up, set aside the couch and in its place, you can have an elliptical trainer, treadmill or a bicycle trainer. You can choose one team over another. When that team has the ball, you increase the intensity and speed of your workout. When the possession goes to the other team, you slow down. This is a great way to work on your cardio and endurance.

Movie workout sessions

If you’re planning to work out while watching a movie, the approach has to be a bit different. You don’t want to overwork one part of your body by characterizing so the best approach is to have physically active workouts. In this case, depending on the movie you’re watching, you can decide to perform certain workouts when certain scenes are played.

Let’s take an action movie for instance. Every time you see a gun, that’s 10 push-ups. Every time there is an explosion, that’s 10 lunges and every time you see a police car or a flying object like a helicopter, you can decide to do shadow punches. By using this approach, you will have plenty of time to watch the movie and break a sweat.

These workouts are not limited. You can switch them out as you please and even increase them to address every other scenario. If it’s athletics, you can pick your favourite guy and decide that if he wins, you have an hour on the treadmill or any other trainer and an extra hour for any other position after the first.

You don’t really need to have a gym or hire a personal trainer. If you don’t have the time, you can choose different ways to work out and incorporate fitness into your daily life. One of the ways you can do this is by bringing your workout to your TV watching time.

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