I love watching TV, and I can honestly say that binge-watching is one of my favorites (if not my favorite) sport. I can easily spend 3 hours watching episode after episode of my favorite series.
Marathon series has become a weekend favorite, and to be honest I realized that I spend (way too much) time sitting. So, I decided to combine my favorite hobby, with a not so favorite one(working out).
I started by researching easy, no-weight–needed workouts that I could do in the comfort of my living room, and I can tell that so far it has been going great.
After just one episode, I’m done with my workout, sweaty, and motivated to ditch the chips and incorporate veggies to my evening snack.
Today, I will share with you my top favorites, so you can make the most out of your weekend tv binge.
5 Simple Exercises To Make The Most Of Your Tv Binge
Before starting any workout, I highly recommend you to stretch to avoid any injury.
According to personal trainers, you are supposed to hold each stretch for at least 1.5 minutes (90 seconds).
Sit tall with shoulders relaxed, knees bent and soles of feet touching; place hands on feet. Tighten abs and then fold forward slowly. Hold; return to start. For an even greater stretch, lower elbows to inner thighs and push down on thighs.
Sit tall with knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Place hands at sides; palms face back. Walk hands back until the torso is at a slight angle. Cross right ankle over left knee, and pull the left leg into towards body. Repeat with the opposite leg.
90 Seconds (Interval) Workouts
These exercises will elevate your heart rate, help you burn fat, and increase your muscular strength. Are you ready?
Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, chest high, abs drawn in, and hands clasped in front of the chest or straight out with palms down. Once hips are slightly below parallel, jump up explosively, swinging arms behind you. Upon landing, squat back down, and repeat.
Start with feet hip-width apart. Step right foot forward about 2 feet and lower into a lunge, making sure knee does not go past ankle. Jump up, switching position of legs in the air, so that you land in a lunge with left foot forward. Continue alternating.
Place forearms on the floor with elbows aligned below shoulders and arms parallel to your body at about shoulder width. If flat palms bother your wrists, clasp your hands together.
Note: if this is too hard, try resting your knees on the ground as it puts less stress on your lower back. Rest your knees on a rolled-up mat or towel if they feel uncomfortable on the floor.
Remember, although these exercises might seem easy, they can represent a huge difference when done at least 3 times a week. If you have the chance, you can mix these up with jogging in your living room or using your treadmill (if you have one at home).
The goal is to stay active while watching your favorite show.
In the end, every single effort will be worth it. Make changes and celebrate your progress. Remember, you are worth it!
Has staying healthy been your resolution? How did you achieve your goal? Let us know in the comments below.
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