Health Tip – May 11 – Exercise During TV Commercial Breaks
Overweight and under-exercised, the human body leaves itself open and vulnerable to a myriad of chronic conditions, including arthritis, back pain, heart disease, diabetes, etc.
During an hour-long television show, there will be around six commercial breaks which would total about 15 minutes. If you exercise during those commercial breaks, you can do 15-minutes of exercise that you normally would not have found time for. Do each movement to the rhythm of your breathing. A few examples of what you can do are these:
- With arms held straight out sideways at shoulder height, do circles forward and backward
- With arms held straight out sideways at shoulder height, twist the torso to the left and to the right
- Side bends
- Standing toe touches (with arms stretched high overhead)
- Deep knee bends (squats)
Doing this once a day, you can improve your health. Doing it twice a day, you will get twice the benefit.