There are good news for people who want to watch their weight without giving up watching TV. There is now a new workout for sofas potatoes and people who think they are too busy to find time to stay fit.
Over time, many Americans turn to creative forms of exercise. In a recent study by Harris Interactive for the North American Backbone Society, three out of four said they were using the stairs rather than the lift, 58% said they had parked their cars far away in car parks and nearly half reported to walk. while on the phone.
At the same time, however, 46% of people are described as potatoes on the couch – a major contributing factor to overweight. Many adults say they postponed work to perform other activities such as watching TV, sleeping, doing homework or doing work.
Approximately three out of four adults claim they would exercise more if they can fit into their daily lives, and the majority of adults say they would exercise more often if they could do so at home. Among potatoes without bread, 80% would like to get more exercise, but they say they have no time.
Meanwhile, more than 4 million Americans suffer from disk problems. One in four Americans over the age of 30 will have recurrent back pain and one in four will seek medical attention for back or neck pain this year, amounting to almost 14 million visits per year. Back pain is the second most common reason for people to visit a doctor. Back and neck pain results in more lost working days than any other condition. Due to absenteeism, medical and other costs, the cost of back injuries exceeds $ 80 billion each year in the United States. Exercise is one way to avoid back problems.
That’s why it’s important to find time to include exercises in your everyday life. In addition to things like climbing stairs and parking further, there are several fun ways to get your daily tasks to exercise:
• Legs of the alphabet. This exercise can be done anywhere you sit, except during driving. It should not be difficult to find a place. Just write the alphabet in the air with each of your legs and ankles. You can make uppercase or lowercase letters and, in that case, in any language you want. By doing this two or three times each ankle will begin to strengthen the ankle and maintain or improve movement.
• Making utensils with neck rings. This exercise is easy to do as you always make a fun task to wash your dishes. While standing in the sink, slowly turn your neck clockwise as you try to stretch the tip of your head as far as possible. After three or four spins, repeat the exercise anticlockwise. Remember that these rotations should be done slowly and in a painless area of motion. In addition to increasing the flexibility of the neck, these exercises can spend time on making dishes.
• Overloading the laundry. Place the laundry basket directly in front of you and place the washing machine or dryer just behind you. Take a piece or two of dirty clothes, slowly reach your head and drop the laundry in the washing machine. Again, start with dry clothes, then go to wet clothes from the washing machine in the dryer.
• Wing remote lifts. This can be done every Sunday afternoon, watching several soccer games. Just take the remote control (use the biggest one you have in the remote control pile) and while sitting by watching your favorite team or movie and with your hand pointing to the TV, point the remote at the ceiling by moving your wrist only. Hold it there for 10 seconds, then point it to the floor, just moving the wrist again. Repeat this three to four times during each ad. Be careful not to accidentally change the channel when doing this exercise or it can annoy people watching TV with you.
These are just some ideas from “Training the potato couch: 101 exercises that you can do at home!” by Joel M. Press, MD, President of the North American Spine Society and Medical Director of the Institute for Spine and Sports at the Rehabilitation Institute in Chicago. “Potato Couch Training” describes a number of practical and functional exercises that people can do to build strength, balance and flexibility as part of their normal daily routine.