Many people believe that leading a healthy lifestyle means giving up many things that were previously enjoyed. The practices that have commonly been given up include favorite foods, being inactive, not getting enough sleep, and watching too much TV. While many of these behaviors must be monitored and in some cases cut back, watching TV is not always one of them – an exercise routine may even be built around the appliance.
There are many ways that the television set can be used to supplement a diet and exercise routine. There are many different fitness television shows and videos that can be used in conjunction with the other aspects of healthy living, and even as the sole component of this lifestyle. Different videos and shows target different areas of the body, as well as different skill groups, so from the beginning stages of a diet to the very advanced, people need not worry that they will be under – or overwhelmed.
Exercise routines can also be constructed around the TV, even if there is nothing fitness related on the screen. Many different exercises like sit ups, crunches, push ups or even those requiring equipment like a treadmill or stationary bike can be performed while watching TV. This is especially helpful for those that like a distraction while working out, as well as do not want to miss their favorite shows.