This is a good season to find creative ways to exercise.
“Every hour-long television program contains approximately six commercial breaks that last three minutes each, so you can get a total body workout without missing a scene,” according to Sarah Robertson writing about couch potato exercises in Prevention magazine. Love that!
Robertson divides her routine into exercise you can do during commercial breaks, but if you do a search for couch potato exercises, you’ll get plenty of guidance. Here are two:
- A Couch Potato Workout video from Dr. Oz’s personal trainer, Donovan Green.
- Seated scissors, tricep dips, calf and toe raises, arm extensions, and pillow rotations are among the suggested exercises in TotalBeauty’s workout for slackers.
Need pics for motivation and guidance? Darebee.com offers a slew of one-page flyers you can print out and put on your coffee table with step-by-step exercises for sofa workouts, including sofa abs, cardio sofa and exercises for the sofa-bound.
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Helen Sullivan is Communications Counsel for the CertiPUR-US® program.