Let’s face it. There are times that your fitness routine can be repetitious and boring. It doesn’t have to be that way. Did you know you can use your television to add new vitality to your fitness routine? Here’s how to get in shape with the help of your trusty television:
Tune in to an exercise show.
Most stations, particularly if you have cable, provide you with a variety of entertaining exercise shows that can help you get in shape. There are so many types of exercise shows available that you’ll never run out of variety. Check the local television listings in your area for a complete summary of fitness shows available.
Watch an old movie while riding your exercise bike or using your treadmill.
There’s nothing like a classic, old movie to take some of the boredom out of getting into shape. You’ll be so engrossed by the characters and plots that 30 minutes will fly by in no time. You may find that you can last a little longer than usual and burn a few more calories if you’re focused less on your burning muscles. Getting in shape can be a real joy when you watch a new movie each day.
Get inspired by infomercials.
If you want fitness inspiration, tune in to some of the many fitness related infomercials that are so commonly shown in the early morning. The buff, toned bodies of the smiling exercise demonstrators are sure to cause you to pedal faster. You may also get ideas for some new exercises to try in the future.
Take earphones to the exercise club.
Most fitness clubs have televisions available for viewing during your exercise routine. All you need to do is bring along a pair of earphones to tune into the action. It can be as simple as hopping up on the treadmill with your earphones in place. You’ll be through with your fitness routine before the plot reaches its climax. You may even want to exercise a bit longer to see how your program ends.
Learn while you burn.
Why not let your exercise time pull double duty? Turn it into learning time by tuning into Jeopardy during your workout. As you record miles on the treadmill, you can keep a mental record of your correct answers to the challenging trivia questions on this popular game show. With any luck, they’ll feature a health and fitness category.
Getting in shape doesn’t sound quite so bad when you have your trusty television on. Why not regain your exercise enthusiasm with some good television?