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Lose weight watching television

by Kristin Sample, posted Jul 8th 2008 8:20AM
Step BoxCraig Harper has written an interesting article about how to lose weight while watching TV. We are becoming a more sedentary society; Harper says that within a few years some of us will have movement patterns and daily activity levels of an oak tree. In the words of Chris from So You Think You Can Dance, "I'm not a tree." Chris isn't a tree. And you don't have to be one either--even though this fitness guru says so.

Here's how not to be a tree in a few years. The average American spends three hours a day watching TV (mostly in the evening). Harper says that roughly forty-five minutes of that block is spent watching commercials. And who wants to watch those? Most commercials suck. So, during each commercial break, you get up and do some step-ups (stepping up and down off a box, platform, step).

Harper even gets into the nitty-gritty math stuff. I don't speak math, but basically he says that a 150 lbs. person can potentially lose 48 lbs. in a year. I'm no expert but I think "potential" is the operative word in that sentence. Do you still get to eat the whole year? Still, Harper does put a good idea out there. Use your commercial time wisely.

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I used to be pretty obese andstarted putting on a lot of weight especially on my thighs and bottom in my late thirties. I really wanted to do something about it and I started exercising as often as possible and also cut down on a lot of high calorie stuff. Unfortunately I hardly managed to lose any weight at all. I then recently read an article by a lady who claimed that she managed to lose nearly half of her weight using a particular weight loss product. I tried it out and it actually worked really well. Within 4 months I managed to shave off 65 pounds completely. The results were pretty amazing and I feel so much healthier and energetic now without having to carry all that extra weight around. You can read more about the lady's article at the link below


July 09 2008 at 8:37 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

So I am a 300lb person, does that mean I lose 96 lbs in a year?!

July 08 2008 at 3:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

i assume that 150 pound person is a woman because a dude weighing 102 pounds better still be in middle school and under 5'5 because otherwise that would be weight too skinny.

July 08 2008 at 10:27 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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