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Couch Potato Workout #372548
02/04/08 11:31 PM
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OK here's a work out for ALL of us!! You can do this sitting on your couch while watching TV!! smile

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Re: Couch Potato Workout [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames] #372785
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this is actually pretty cool. Now there are no excuses. smile

Re: Couch Potato Workout [Re: Jilly] #373093
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Yes definitely there is always something you can do to boost your metabolism. I like doing arm exercises when I'm on the couch - putting each arm straight out from the side and moving them in small circles. That's easy and good for you.


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Re: Couch Potato Workout [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames] #373418
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This might sound funny, but I jiggle my legs all day long at the computer. It's just a habit. I was just thinking it's probably a little bit of exercise and good for my circulation to boot.

Does anyone else jiggle their legs all day?

Re: Couch Potato Workout [Re: Jilly] #375482
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I have a foot rest that my feet go on that rotates back and forth. It's supposed to be bad for your legs to just "sit there" all day long without motion, so I definitely believe in having motion.



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Re: Couch Potato Workout [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames] #375487
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I lift 5lb weights while laying on the couch watching tv. also rock my legs back and forth any movement is better then none, all during the commercials.


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Five pound weights, good for you!! I have little one pound and two pound weights. That is a *great* idea for sitting on the TV. Everybody should have those by their couch!


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Re: Couch Potato Workout [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames] #375758
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that *is* a great idea. it just takes the mindset that watching the TV should be 'good for you' time.

Re: Couch Potato Workout [Re: Jilly] #375800
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I even have slip-on weights that go over the ankles. I just need to figure out where I stashed those smile The real problem is that I normally don't watch TV much at all. I am done updating all my Persuasion files ... but I don't have any pages up on Emma so I suppose I should start that next. That'll be at least 10 hours of TV watching, to get through all the versions of that ...


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Re: Couch Potato Workout [Re: Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames] #376068
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OK I found two hand-grip five pound weights, one for each hand. I have them right by the couch now. You guys have inspired me! They look like this but they're blue.



Those are on Amazon -

http://www.amazon.com/Everlast-3-Pound-Easy-Grip-Weight/dp/B000V63NQG

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