It isn’t just men who are guilty of leading a mostly sedentary lifestyle** and succumbing to the temptations of being a couch potato. Women **can easily fall into this trap, too.
I admit that I do have this TV addiction -I spend hours in front of the television** **watching sitcoms, “Grey’s Anatomy” and other TV series - even when they’re reruns!
What’s someone like me to do to finally get rid of this sedentary lifestyle?
What would happen over the course of a year if our average TV watcher got off the couch** and did some simple, easy-to-do step-ups (stepping up and down on a box, step, platform) every time the ads **were on? The answer is quite staggering.
The author went on to provide the figures. Here’s one example:
**Weight of subject: 150 lbs (68 kgs)**Daily stepping commitment: 15 x 3 mins
Additional energy expended per day (8 inch box): 460 cals
Additional energy expended per day (12 inch box): 552 cals
Additional energy expended per year (8 inch box): 167,900 cals
Additional energy expended per year (12 inch box): 201,480 cals
Potential weight loss for the year (8 inch box): 48 lbs (21.8 kgs)**
Potential weight loss for the year (12 inch box): 57.6 lbs (26.1 kgs)
Imagine that! You can do some simple step-up exercises in between commercials, and you can shed off at least 48 lbs in one year!
Okay, so it’s time for me to don those sweat pants, get a 12-inch box and do those step-up exercises in between the TV ads -most of them are annoying, anyway. What about you, have you come across any innovative methods to lose weight?