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  • Writer's pictureBenjamin Hoang

The Secret to Exercising While Relaxing: Walk and Watch

If you're anything like me, you lead a busy life filled with juggling countless responsibilities and tasks - whether they're related to kids, work, relationships, or other commitments. Amidst this hustle and bustle, we often find ourselves making sacrifices to accommodate the things we want to do.

One of the first aspects to bear the brunt of our hectic lives, ironically, is our health and fitness. I can personally vouch for this; during times of stress and overwhelming work, exercise usually takes the backseat. Yet, we somehow manage to carve out time for activities we find relaxing, like watching our favorite TV shows or aimlessly scrolling through our phones. What if I told you there's a seamless way to combine relaxation with getting fit?


Walk and Watch

Someone Walking On The Beach

The secret to staying in shape while enjoying your much-loved show is quite simple – walk and watch. Let's put it into perspective; by walking for just 30 minutes a day, you would be more active than 22.9% of Americans!

I've found a rather rewarding routine in either taking my dog for a walk while watching a show on my phone, or strolling on the treadmill at a nearby gym while catching up on the latest episodes. I personally don't have any cardio equipment, but you can even put your bike or treadmill in front of your TV! The premise is simple: if you're investing time in watching TV, why not pair it with an activity that keeps you fit?

Why Walking Should Be A Daily Routine

Couple walking on the beach

Walking holds numerous health benefits that extend beyond mere calorie burning. Yes, the more you walk, the more calories you burn, potentially leading to weight loss if your caloric expenditure exceeds your intake. But there's more to it than that.

A consistent walking routine can rev up your metabolism, helping your body burn calories at a higher rate. Furthermore, walking utilizes your body's fat reserves for energy, which can aid in reducing overall body fat. It's not just about the physical benefits; walking is also great for heart health and serves as an excellent preparatory step towards more intensive workouts.

The positives of walking permeate mental wellness too. Regular walks can boost your mood, provide an energy surge, and improve sleep quality. These factors together can make it easier to commit to a consistent exercise regimen.

Watch as Much TV as You Want

Playing Video Games

The goal is to aim for approximately 10,000 steps a day, which roughly equates to 100 minutes of walking. So, why not incorporate your favorite TV show into this routine? Enjoy your show for 100 minutes every day while achieving your step goal.

Following this regimen, you will accumulate over 11 hours of exercise every week, all while immersing yourself in the riveting drama or laughter from your favorite TV series.

So there you have it - the art of multitasking, marrying entertainment with health, ensuring you can relax while maintaining a great shape. Who says you can't have the best of both worlds?


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