Friday, August 3, 2012

Exercise and Television Can Go Together

Next time you are chided for watching too much television - try telling them you are exercising during the commercials.  In an average television hour, there are 24 minutes of commercials.  If you walk in place during the commercials, it is as if you took an energizing walk.  The brisker the stepping in place, the more calories are burned.  A study was done documenting the caloric expenditure with "commercial walking" and this becomes evidence of exercise. (DOI:10.1249/MSS.0b013e31822d797e)  The only problem is you really have to do it.

Stay healthy & well,
Lisa