Workouts you can do from home while watching TV (HealthDigest)
Posted: Apr 15, 2023 in In the News
This article originally appear in HealthDigest on April 15, 2023.
Workouts you can do from home while watching TV
By Donna Pudelwitts
When daily routines are hectic and schedules are packed, it's difficult to find a moment to focus on yourself. This constant rush may leave you feeling torn between what you should do with the little time you have left at the end of the day. On the one hand, you want to relax and catch up on your favorite TV shows. On the other hand, you know you should really get a quick workout in to keep your health on track.
While it's tempting to kick your feet up and sink into the couch for a few hours, even just five minutes of physical activity can do a lot to boost your well-being. Exercise can have profound effects on your health, including a boost to brain function, weight management, bone and muscle strength, and immunity (per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). You can also reduce your risk of developing diabetes and some cancers when you get regular physical activity.
Rather than having to choose between watching TV or working out, why not do both? There are several types of workouts you can do while enjoying TV that can help get your blood pumping without missing a moment of your favorite show. Physical activity can also boost your mood and give you more energy, so it's worth squeezing a workout into your TV time.
The one big difference between low-intensity and high-intensity training, however, is that you will need to do low-intensity exercises for longer periods to get the same results (per the American Council on Exercise). According to Healthline, these types of cardio workouts should typically last about 45 minutes to one hour. Although that might sound like a long time, it can go by quickly if you're distracted by the TV and keep your workout at a comfortable intensity level.
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