There are many people who find it difficult to walk away from the computer or turn off the TV, but that does not mean you cannot get fit while you do what you enjoy. There are exercises that can be done as you do what you like to do. Use the suggestions below to start getting fit without unplugging.
Commercial breaks are a great time to get up and do some calisthenics. Jumping jacks, sit ups, push ups, lunges, squats and calf-raises can all be done during a commercial break. The average commercial break is about three minutes, so if you take that time to get a little exercise in, it will quickly add up in the matter of a day.
Just because you have some good shows on in the evenings, you do not have to miss out on them or your exercises. You can place an exercise bike or treadmill in your living room and watch your shows as you get fit. These machines are not as noisy as they used to be, so there will be no problem hearing your show as you get in an hour on the bike or treadmill.
Balance balls work out your core just by sitting on them. You do not need to do anything more than sit at your computer or in front of your TV when you use a balance ball as your seat. Try it for a day or two and you will feel that the muscles in your core area will feel as though they have been worked out.
Stretches and yoga poses can easily be done while watching TV. Just getting off of the couch and stretching is allowing the blood to flow through your body a bit better. You will feel better just by taking the time to stretch.
Jumping rope can be quite fun. You can do this just about anywhere as long as you have a bit of space around you. Get out the jump rope while you are catching the evening news and jump while the show is on. Take a break during commercial breaks and stretch. You will get your heart pumping and feel great for doing it.
You can sit on your couch and get fit. Get some weights and use them as you are watching TV or waiting for your computer to load the next page. You do not have to do hundreds of reps for the weight lifting to begin making a difference in the appearance of your body. If you buy ankle weights, you can easily do leg lifts while you are working at the computer or cozy on the couch watching a show.
Fitness-oriented video games are becoming more and more popular these days. You can find everything from yoga to dance workouts on these games. They really do make it fun to get up and enjoy yourself while getting fit and playing video games.
You may be glued to your TV or computer for extended periods of time for either work or pleasure. Now, using the suggestions found here, you can get fit while enjoying your shows, playing games or getting work done.