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You're probably going to settle in for a long session with your couch late Sunday afternoon when the Super Bowl begins. But maybe, just maybe, you'd like to sneak in a little movement, beyond fetching more dip from the kitchen? Those long commercial breaks are going offer a little time for stretching and working out. An even if you have company, you could make this a group project.
As Jillian points out, you can burn calories even when watching TV. The average commercial break is about 3 minutes, she says, and jumping jacks burn 10 calories every minute. So during multiple commercial breaks, "get your butt off the couch," as Jillian would put it, and do as many high intensity jumping jacks as you can. If you do that for, say, 20 commercial breaks, you've burned a whopping 600 calories, all in front of the tube! Lunges are another way to make your way around the den between drives to the goal line.
If you happen to be at the gym on Super Bowl Sunday, well, just walk on and on and on. Many of our contestants admit that if you put them on a treadmill in front of their favorite TV show, they can go forever on the treadmill or elliptical. Michelle Aguilar, the Season 6 winner told us that she could work out for an hour easily while watching her favorite TV talk shows. Boredom was zapped.
Words that move your heart can help move your body. Even if you don't feel like leaping up from the couch this Super Bowl Sunday, read the following fitness tips from the current crop of contestants, and you'll be up and moving around before you know it:
Season 7 Fitness Tips
Don't stop moving unless you're sleeping. Exercise can be done anywhere, so no excuses!
Just walk, if nothing else. Just walk!
When it comes to working out, be consistent. There are times when you are going to be more motivated than other times, just try to be consistent.
You don't need to have exercise equipment to exercise. The hardest workouts I do require just me and the floor. Everyone has a floor.
If the exercise you're doing at the moment feels tough, remember--it won't last forever. You can make it through.
Even though it's hard it's hard to get started and you might tire easily in the beginning, it's important to warm up. It's so important to raise your heart rate gradually.
Exercise is not always fun, but I have to focus on the good feeling after.
When you start working out, the first week may be the hardest to get used to. Stick it out.
Eating right is not as hard as you think; exercising is not as hard as you think.
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