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Binge Your Winter Shows With Health in Mind

By Brandi Goodman 

The late winter season sees the return of many shows that got their start in the fall. At least back then you had more opportunities to get outdoors. You may have spent time attending fall festivals, raking leaves, carving pumpkins, and enjoying the other activities that come with the season. During the winter months many people spend their evenings bingeing their favorite shows without getting up and moving much. Go ahead and binge like you want, but just be sure to keep health in mind while you do.

Put Workout Equipment in the Living Room

You shouldn't just sit on the couch the entire time you're watching TV. Put a piece of workout equipment in your living room and exercise while you watch. A treadmill and stationary bike are both great options to use. You can jog or pedal while burning calories and still get to focus on your show.

Get Up and Move During Commercials

If you're watching TV the old-fashioned way then there's commercials that come on several times throughout the show. Even streaming services such as Hulu have a few advertisements. Utilize these break times if you've been sitting and take the opportunity to get up and move. Your body can become sore when you're sitting for too long so you want to get up and move frequently so you can stretch out your muscles and joints and prevent pain.

Measure Out Snack Portions

Never bring a full back of chips, popcorn, or your favorite snack into the living room. Chances are likely that you won't just stop at a few and could get through a good majority of the bag. It's better to measure out your snack portions in the kitchen and only bring the appropriate amount with you to the couch. You'll be less likely to want to get up for more if you're tuned into your show.

Don't Keep Watching Until Bedtime

Avoid keeping the television on until it's time for bed. The light from the screen can keep you up at night because your body believes it's still daytime. Make sure you're turning the TV off at least an hour or two before you plan on hitting the sack. Take the rest of the time to follow your nighttime routine so you can fall asleep easier and get better rest to get you energized for the next day.

Bingeing your shows this winter doesn't have to be an unhealthy habit. Keep your health in mind while you watch and you can turn your binge session into a fitness frenzy. You just have to change up your routine.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Evans, Ga.

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