The exercise TV Times

Marching on the spot
Exercise TV Times – Marching on the spot

The exercise TV times instead of just the TV Times!

In recent times Covid-19 has disrupted our daily life, restrictions in where we can go and what we can do has meant some people are moving less. Of course, our regular activities like dance classes, swimming and Pilates have been put on pause or online but this is not always everyone’s preference.  

As the world starts to reopen think whether your mobility, strength and balance is as good as it was before we went into lockdown. Whether you have maintained or slightly deteriorated the good news is that by starting to make a conscious effort to move more you will be making positive improvements to your health and wellbeing.  

Read here how sedentary lifestyles can negatively impact your life.

Here are our top three tips to get you moving more whilst watching the tv. 

Lift off. 

It’s so easy to stay sitting for long periods of time so make sure every twenty minutes you practice sit to stand. So basically, go from sitting to standing. This simple act of moving from a seated position to a standing position requires the cooperation of several muscle groups working together, leg and hip muscles (especially quadriceps, hamstrings and glutes), your abdominals and other core muscles, and often, some muscles in your upper body too. 

On the march. 

Once you are up on your feet start to march on the spot 

During the adverts get up and march on the spot. Marching is low impact exercise but will help to build and maintain bone density, raise your heart rate. 

Stretch it out. 

Once you have finished your marching on the spot:   

  • Interlace your fingers above your head,  
  • Turn your palms upward as you push your arms back and up. 
  • Hold for 5-10 seconds, then relax and repeat. 

This will increase your blood flow to your muscles, improve your flexibility and be a great stress relief. 

The exercises are so simple but a great starting point to get more movement into your life. Thank you for taking the time to read our Exercise TV Times.

If you are wanting to become more active why not consider one of our weekly Keep Dancing class. Find out more here