9 – Exercise While You Watch TV
Take a long, hard look at the following TV viewing information taken from the United States (Nielsen Corp).
Children aged 2 to 11 watch more than 24 hours of TV each week. That's 1 entire day spent doing nothing but watching television, usually seated.
You watch roughly 20 hours of weekly television if you're between the ages of 12 and 17.
If you're 18 to 34, you average 22 to 28 hours of weekly TV viewing.
As you get older the numbers rise, unfortunately. Those 35 to 64 watch a staggering 33 to 44 hours of television every week. If you're over 65, you are parked in front of a television set more than 7 hours a day, for 50.5 hours per week.
Be honest, how often do you watch television standing up? The answer is, probably, never! You could definitely boost your health by exercising, stretching or simply standing as you turn your brain to mush while you're watching unrealistic 'reality' TV, or that 'newly released but same as before' movie sequel. If you just got up and did a bit of stretching during the ad breaks, that'd be better than nothing.
10 – Go Dancing Every Weekend
Not everyone enjoys dancing. However, if you do, why don't you get out and join your friends on a weekly basis, cutting a rug for some calorie-burning fun? If you were born with two left feet, join a local dancing instruction club where you have the opportunity to socialize while learning how to dance.