Get in Shape while Watching Your Favorite TV Shows! Most of us spend at least an hour per day watching TV. It’s often entertaining, sometimes informative and always convenient. Now, it can also have a surprising benefit. While watching your favorite TV shows, you can become lean, toned, strong and flexible – and stay that way! This book shows you, through over 100 color photos and easy to follow text - how to tone, strengthen and stretch every major muscle in your body – all while you watch your favorite TV shows. The exercises are simple to learn and easy to do. No expensive or bulky equipment is needed. Just a few dumbbells, a couple of exercise bands and a squeeze ball. To gain the health benefits of fitness, the Office of the Surgeon General recommends that adults accumulate at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise on most days of the week. Fortunately, most TV shows, including the commercials, are 30 minutes long. Working out at home is convenient. You’ll save gasoline and time with less driving to and from the gym. No more waiting for machines, membership fees or crowded locker rooms. There’s yet another benefit to the TV Workout. Recent university research has shown that for every two hours of continuous, sedentary TV viewing, the risk of cardiovascular disease increases by 15% and the risk of type 2 diabetes increases by 20%. So, turn a negative into a positive. Use your TV habit to build an exercise habit and to find time for getting and staying fit. Use this guide to become: ► stronger, ► leaner, ► more flexible, and ► more energetic - all while watching your favorite TV shows! The author is certified as a personal trainer by the American College of Sports Medicine. Its certification standards are generally recognized as the highest in the field. Before attaining his certification, the author studied personal fitness training at UCLA. Why Exercise while Watching TV? First, to make exercising fun. Lifting weights or jogging gets tedious. Watching sports or a good show while exercising offsets the tedium. You’ll be surprised at how easy and enjoyable it becomes to work out while watching TV. After awhile, the exercises will become second nature. Second, to make exercising a regular part of your life. Muscles need to be exercised regularly to stay in good condition. Working out regularly also helps to prevent weight fluctuations – which are unhealthful. Regular exercise is a key to reducing fat, getting toned and staying lean. If you have a TV show that you like to watch daily, such as the morning news, you can schedule your workout at that time and automatically exercise on a regular basis. You’ll be able to use your TV habit to build an exercise habit. Third, to save you time. You won’t spend time driving to a gym, dealing with traffic, waiting for machines, and driving home. If you’re like most people, you spend many hours per week watching TV. Why not use a little of that viewing time to get fit and stay in shape. Fourth, for comfort and convenience. Whether it is raining or snowing, or hot and humid outside, you’ll be able to exercise in the comfort of your home. Fifth, to save you money. You’ll save on gasoline and gym membership fees. If you don’t have a gym membership, you won’t have to pay initiation and monthly fees in order to get and stay fit. If you’re tired of the gym or don’t feel like your getting your money’s worth, you can cancel without feeling that you’ll get out of shape. If you have a gym membership and decide to keep it, you’ll save money on gas by driving to the gym less often – maybe just on the weekend for a heavier workout. Sixth, to avoid the hazards of being sedentary. Watching TV while sedentary for prolonged periods has been found to substantially increase the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. So turn a negative into a positive and start enjoying your workouts more!