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6 Easy Couch Potato Exercises That Will Keep You Fit

Couch Potato Exercises
Not motivated enough to get up and head to the gym? If yes, then here are some couch potato exercises that may be of some help.
Sheetal Mandora
Last Updated: Dec 21, 2017
In actuality, not everyone can find the will power, dedication, and motivation to control what they eat and head to the gym when needed. Some of us lack that level of commitment, and this could mean undergoing some adverse effects on the health. On the other hand, there are individuals who actually suffer from a medical condition called sedentary lifestyle; it is more informally known as being a couch potato. In this condition, the individual either involves themselves in limited or sometimes no physical activity. To determine if someone is lazy about being active, you could look for signs of sitting at one place, watching television, reading (sitting at one place), and even sitting in front of the computer for a large part of the day. There isn't any physical activity going on during the day, and this can be a very serious issue.

But, but, but... just because being a couch potato is a medical condition, that doesn't mean you give yourself this excuse and escape from trying your hand at being healthy. I can personally say that it's not very easy for just about anyone to get up and start working out. There are legitimate reasons that can keep us from wanting a healthier lifestyle, but the point is, not to use them and bring the consequences onto ourselves. So instead of remaining a couch potato, why not try the exercises mentioned below and give "being healthy" a try.
towel Stretches exercises
Sit up on the couch or a chair and grab both ends of a towel with both hands.
Keep your back straight and raise both hands, with the towel over your head.
Now extend your left hand on one side, straightening the elbow while the right hand comes in closer to the head.
When the left hand is completely extended, stop and feel the stretch.
Breathe normally and count till 5. Release and come back to starting position.
Follow the same steps on the other side. Do 5 reps on each side.
bottel exercises
Sit up straight on the couch or in chair and hold 2 bottles of water in both hands.
Keep looking ahead, back straight, and extend both hands in front of you.
Slightly bend your elbows and twist from your waist. Turn as far as you can, hold the position.
Count till 5 and breathe normally. Release and come back to starting position.
Repeat the steps on the other side. Do 5 reps on each side.
sit ups
Place an exercise mat on the floor, get jump rope, and lie on your back.
Hold the jump rope with both hands and place the rope underneath the soles of your feet.
Bend your knees at 90ยบ angle and slightly press your shoulder blades into the floor.
Breathe in and pull your shoulder blades off the floor. Hold for a second, exhale, and go back to starting position.
Keep holding the rope throughout the workout. Do 3 sets of 10 reps each.
high knees exercises
While watching television, there are bound be commercials.
At every commercial, march in your living room and kitchen.
As you march, lift your knees and bring them as close to your chest as possible.
March like this for 1 minute and till the show begins, step from one to another, standing in one place.
Do this at every commercial till the time you're watching television. You can also try doing jumping jacks.
baby push ups
Kneel down on the floor and face the couch. Stay at least 2 feet away from the couch.
Extend your legs from knees and cross them at the ankles. Keep your hands on the couch, shoulder width apart.
Breathe in and slowly bend your arms from the elbows.
Come closer to the couch and touch the couch with your chest.
Hold this position for couple of seconds, exhale, and come back to starting position. Do 3 sets of 10 reps.
Leg Scissors
Leg Scissors
Lie on your back and raise both legs towards the ceiling.
Keeping them straight, lower your left leg until it's about six inches off the floor.
Lift your head and shoulders off the floor and grasp the back of your right leg, gently pulling it toward you.
Switch legs and repeat the same movements for the other side. Do 2 sets of 10 reps each.
Gradually, you can increase the intensity of your workout and try to go out more, for a brisk walk, whenever you feel like it. By challenging yourself each day, you will feel better about yourself and won't wish to confine yourself in your house at all times.