From the article Couch Potato's Workout:
“Snuggled in for your favorite shows? Don't forget to exercise: Every hour-long television program contains approximately six commercial breaks that last 3 minutes each, so you can get a total body workout without missing a scene.”
The couch potato workout is not a new concept. There are couch potato workout videos dating back to the 1980s. Some might consider the couch potato workout as an oxymoron. Regardless the gist of it is: during those commercial breaks one performs a variety of exercises using the couch as a prop and some exercises without the couch such as jumping jacks or running up and down the stairs. It is a workout multitaskers will appreciate.
Another option for multitaskers is to work hard, play hard, and exercise even harder. After the bout of demanding activity rest, have an adult beverage (or non adult beverage), and enjoy the program on TV knowing you are simultaneously engaged in recovery where your body is healing and becoming stronger and more enduring.
Which option you prefer is a matter of individual choice. The later option is one our personal trainers can help you with. The personal trainers at Kelly Personal Training in Austin and the personal trainers at Ultimate Fitness Personal Training in New Orleans have devised a personal training program designed to produce the largest marginal return for limited time in the gym so you can spend the rest of your time doing activities you enjoy. Those activities in themselves will redound positively to your health. This is a prescription for a exercise program you can live with.