Watch Your Favorite Shows While You Work Out
Working out regularly or being a couch potato don’t have to be mutually exclusive. For some people, adding a favorite TV show to the mix can make a starting-to-feel-tedious work out like a fun part of the day. So instead of rewarding yourself with an extra glass of wine, try rewarding yourself with some must see TV instead. And instead of sitting slumped on the couch while you catch up on your favorite show, why not hop on the exercise bike or your TreadClimber? Here are a few ideas to help you to work out while you binge watch:
GLOW—If you’re not watching Glow (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) on Netflix, you’re missing out on the fun, silly sendup of a fun, silly ‘80s TV series that featured female wrestlers in outlandish costumes. The clothing is bright and frequently spandex, and the hair and makeup are anything but boring. For extra credit, try practicing your own stretches and wrestling moves as you watch.
Bonus points: Run in place while you watch Olivia Newton John’s video for Physical.
Episodes—If you feel vanquished by the tedium of the treadmill, catch up on this wickedly funny show in which Matt LeBlanc stars as a washed-up version of…Matt LeBlanc along with British husband and wife writing team Sean and Beverly who are trying to recreate their British TV hit for an American network. There’s almost always a scene between Beverly and network executive Carol hiking in the scenic Hollywood Hills.
Stranger Things—Before Season 2 begins, you can catch up on this mysterious, sometimes creepy, altogether wonderful supernatural thriller. Since the kids in the show rely on their bicycles for everything from local transportation to close escapes, you can pedal along as you watch.
The Walking Dead—Prepare yourself for a zombie apocalypse by watching the way the cast of this show about zombies, manage to out-run, out-slice and outwit their evil enemies along with the undead. Practice your arm workout as you watch Rick Grimes and company slice through a hoard of angry Walkers, or run in place to practice outrunning hungry zombies.