Friday, June 10, 2011

Summer Fitness Friday 2- The TV Guide

Popular wisdom tells us that watching TV makes us fat. It works two ways- it's a sedentary activity, and we love to eat crappy snacks in front of it. Today, I'll look at ways to bypass those dangers.

Food; or, the revolution will be televised, and also available for streaming.

Use your computer as a force for culinary good. Take advantage of streaming to set yourself up with some  delicious food porn to entertain you while you cook. I love to cook while streaming Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution , but really, any cooking show will do. If it's been a while since cooking excited you, then you need to watch Julie and Julia . The great thing about the Internet is that you can either go to Youtube to find someone making the exact recipe you're making, or watch a
documentary , such as  Food, Inc.about the state of food that will inspire you to cook your own!

Moving: It's only sedentary if you sit
Just because you're watching TV doesn't mean you HAVE to sit. There's no rule. The TV viewing police are not going to come over and glue you to your couch. If you have a treadmill or one of those nifty bicycle wheel things, you can use your equipment while you watch. If not, keep some hand weights by your TV and do a few minutes lifting before you sit down to watch. Tell yourself if you lift until the credits are over, then you can sit down.

Headology: Pick up that yarn!

It's no surprise I'd say that, especially give that tomorrow is World Wide Knit in Public Day . It's really hard to eat and knit or crochet at the same time. This is especially true if you use nice yarn. Yellow Cheeze like powder may wash out of Red Heart Super Saver, but can you really risk it with that hand painted merino?

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