Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Get moving during TV commercials

A great way to get a little bit of exercise in your day is to step in place while watching TV during commercials! 
A study tested this out and found that if you walk during commercials of a 1 hour program you will get an average of 25 minutes of walking, you will walk 2111 steps, and burn 258 calories. 2111 steps is equivalent to about a mile of walking. 
For people like me, who have a hard time getting exercise on a daily basis, this is great! 
It is recommended to get at least 30 minutes of exercise most days of the week, doing this you get almost the whole 30 minutes! Let the commercials serve you as a cue to get up and step in place, you'll end up feeling better about your self and not feeling guilty about watching TV. 

Check out the benefits you get from walking 30 minutes a day:
Source: www.everybodywalk.org
Hope this helps! 


  1. Walking does not burn more fat that walking ... "When you perform a continuous exercise, you burn five calories for every liter of oxygen you consume," he said. "And running in general consumes a lot more oxygen than walking." David Swain's (Ph.D. in exercise physiology)


    1. Hi! What i think you meant is walking does not burn more fat than jogging. And even though what you say IS true, that running would burn more calories than walking, where the calories come from is where you got misunderstood. The calories while walking come from fat - because you need oxygen to burn fat, when running and out of breath the calories come from glycogen and sugar NOT from fat. So walking does burn more fat than jogging, while jogging does burn more calories than walking.

    2. Please let me know if this still doesn't make sense. Thanks so much for reading my blog! and for your input!