Every hour-long TV show has about six commercial breaks that
last three minutes each, so you can get a decent total body workout while you
watch—no gym necessary.
This workout is great for beginners, but it's also good for
exercisers of every level, since extra bouts of activity throughout the day
help to keep your metabolism revved, says Prevention's fitness advisor Wayne L.
Westcott, PhD, of Quincy, MA.
Do 10 to 15 repetitions of each exercise, followed by the
aerobic component, until the show starts.
during breaks cuts down on snacking, so you’ll slim down even more.
1. Couch Push-Ups
These modified pushups sculpt your triceps and chest.
Facing a couch, kneel on the floor about 2 feet away from
it. Cross your ankles, and place your hands shoulder-width apart on a cushion
edge. Slowly bend your arms, and lower your upper body until your chest touches
the couch. Hold, then press up again.