In a study shared here, it was found that over 70% of consumers in the United States now binge-watch television. Binge-watching can be defined as “to watch multiple episodes of a single TV show in rapid succession.”  While this can seem harmless, your health may be suffering from this habit. Binge-watching leads to a sedentary lifestyle, which has serious health risks associated with it. We’re sharing some tips today on how to keep up with your favorite shows and getting active while you’re at it!

Do you have a treadmill, elliptical, or exercise bicycle in your home? If you do, move it to an area where you can see the TV while exercising. While you’re binge-watching your show, exercise for alternating episodes. This will get your blood pumping and heart rate up. At the beginning, make sure to take things slow and listen to your body. Slowly work up to more intense workouts as you get into better cardiovascular shape.

If you don’t have home workout equipment, there are other ways to get active while you’re watching TV. Try some lunges, planks, sit ups, jumping jacks, or chair dips. These are just a few ideas to get you moving, so pick your favorite ones and get going! As you make exercise a priority in your life, you’ll start to feel better and have more energy. It may be hard to get started, but it’s well worth it.

There are also some creative workouts specific to popular TV shows you can try!

Getting active somehow every day can decrease your risk significantly for chronic diseases, so make your health a priority today! Don’t let your habit of binge-watching tv ruin your health.