Yes you can lose weight by watching TV but it will not be easy. It will take hard work but your mind will be distracted so that hard work will not seem so hard. Many people watch an average of three hours of television a day why not use one of those hours to exercise while watching your favorite show
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Invest in a treadmill. Treadmills are great for losing weight while watching TV. You can slow down when the good parts of the show is on and speed up when the creative is on.
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Purchase a weight loss DVD. Some people have reported good results and weight loss by watching a DVD while working. Some good weight loss DVDs is The Biggest Loser Workout: Cardio Max and SWAT Workout: Extreme Weight Loss and Fat Burning. You can get both of these at Amazon (see Resources below).
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Watch a music video channel then dancing to the tunes. You will enjoy yourself but you will also burn calories to help you lose weight.
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Use commercial breaks to do sit-ups or push-ups where eyes can be diverted from TV.
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Use an exercise stepper while watching TV. This does not have to be a fancy exercise machine but a cheap plastic stepper that you can find in many stores. See section below for an example of a plastic stepper.
Watch and training with a friend. You know you’re talking about your favorite shows with a friend. Why not do once a week date to get together while your favorite show is on? But instead of drinking a glass of wine or a beer and eat chips or pizza replacing the time with training while the show is on. Therefore you will help your weight loss goal while enjoying yourself with your friend and favorite shows.
Tips and Warnings
Do not limit your exercise time just watching TV. Exit or to the gym to avoid boredom in your exercise routine.
Check with your doctor before starting an exercise program.