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Easy exercises for couch potatoes

December 4, 2013

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Heidi Godman, Executive Editor, Harvard Health Letter

Heidi Godman is the executive editor of the Harvard Health Letter. Before coming to the Health Letter, she was an award-winning television news anchor and medical reporter for 25 years. Heidi was named a journalism fellow … See Full Bio
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January 31, 2014

Well, I’m retired & I sit way too much. I use a “bouncer” (rebounder) for walking in the cold winter. Now I also have these exercises for my TV watching. Thank you!

Home Gyms for Couch Potatoes
January 1, 2014

Great article! I think one of the biggest problems for a lot of people is that they are afraid to walk into a gym because of the intimidation. Home gyms are another great way to solve that problem. In addition to these great methods you have listed, a good, affordable piece of home gym equipment can do wonders.

Happy New Year!

Ashley Rafter
December 17, 2013

A very extraordinary approach towards exercising for lazy people who just like to sit back and watch t.v,with a whole lot of interesting exercises that are easy to do and helps improve the body in several ways!

December 13, 2013

Ohh many thanks!! I’m a couch potato but I really like to see films on the TV eat fat food and that kind of things. I was not sure about start on a healthy diet.

December 11, 2013

Awesome article.

Wickedsupplements-Test booster
December 11, 2013

Yeah, I know physical exercise affects your health very much, it will be more health full, if you do it in the morning.

December 9, 2013

Great, thanks!!

Heidi Godman
December 9, 2013

Great article, thanks

Bootcamp Fitness Games
December 8, 2013

Good tips! A lot of our couch potatoes have trouble with simple tasks like balance, hand-eye coordination, body awareness not to mention body strength. Thanks! Scott

December 7, 2013

Great article and I would have to say that if everyone did a little more exercise it would make a big difference to the general health of the population.

December 7, 2013

Thanks to blog writer, if I do this exercise, this will be giving 100%results, how do I knw after did the exercise. any way I’ll try.

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December 6, 2013

It’s great ! Nice information about ideas for the couch potato set

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