The workout below is designed for you to get a quick, few-minute workout during the commercial breaks. Getting up and moving around during commercial breaks is absolutely beneficial. Increasing the heart rate (even for a few minutes) will spark the metabolism and burn calories even while you are back on the couch watching the games. This will also help prevent you from indulging on snacks due to boredom.
I recommend drinking plenty of water throughout the basketball game to keep the stomach full and hunger at a minimum.
Top 5 Benefits For Exercising During Commercial Breaks:
- Increases heart rate and gets the blood flowing
- Sparks metabolism and burns calories
- Prevent stiffness and tiredness
- Prevents overeating
- Reduces risk of heart disease and other major health problems
March Madness Commercial Break Workout
For the workout below, all you need is a resistance band and a stability ball. If you do not have either of these, you can still pick and choose the exercises that will benefit you. This workout consists of a few simple total body exercises that target the core strength and endurance as well as upper and lower body strength and endurance. I recommend performing one set of 15 to 20 repetitions of each exercise during each commercial break, or however many you can do while time permits. Good luck!
March 23rd, 2010