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4 Exercises to Do While You Watch TV
Sure, you can use commercial breaks for quick trips to the fridge. But those 15-plus minutes of ad time per hour are a great opportunity to burn calories. The moves below require no special equipment—just the floor space in front of your TV.
Wall sit
Wall Sit
"Holding this position strengthens your core, quadriceps, and glutes, which in turn helps prevent pain in your low back, knees, and hips," says Vonda Wright, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and author of Fitness After 40. Stand with your back against the wall, feet shoulder-width apart, and squat down until your knees are at about 60 degrees; hold for 30 seconds—about the length of one commercial.