Tone up in front of the television

‘I don’t have time to work out… Gym memberships are too expensive…I’m too busy…’

These are the most common excuses when it comes to doing exercise. These may be true sometimes, but here at EZTakaful we believe that a busy lifestyle does not have to be an unhealthy lifestyle!

In your everyday life you can always seize opportunities to exercise when you are doing your daily routines.  For example, why not get off the public transport one stop early and walk to the office on your way to work?  Driving to work? Then how about doing some simple exercises when you are watching the daily news at home in the evening?

Understanding that daily routines, tasks and errands can eat away the hours of the day, EZTakaful has put together a fitness regime for you to burn those extra calories where you would least expect to….right in front of the TV!

Quick and easy exercises to do in front of the TV


Couch Push-Up

  • Begin in the push-up position with your hands on the side of the couch, palms under your shoulders, legs extended and feet on floor, hip-width apart.
  • Keeping your back straight and abs engaged bend your elbows to lower your chest towards the couch.
  • Push back up. Repeat 15 reps.


Remote Reach

  • Lie face up on the floor with your knees bent, abs engaged, and holding remote control in your right hand.
  • Lift your left knee to 90 degrees and straighten your right leg and raise.
  • Lift upper body; twist torso to left, reaching your right hand over your left leg.
  • Grab the remote with your left hand and lower your upper body.
  • Repeat on other side. Do 12 reps, alternating sides.


Ice Skater

  • Place a pillow on the floor.
  • Stand to the right of the pillow, feet hip-width apart and knees slightly bent.
  • Lift your left leg a few inches off the floor and squat, keeping your right knee behind your toes.
  • Jump over the pillow and land on your left foot; reach your right hand down to your left toes.
  • Do 10 reps, alternating sides.


Pillow Crunch

  • Lie face up on floor with your knees bent, legs together, abs engaged.
  • Place a pillow between knees and lift your legs off the floor, knees bent 90 degrees over your hips.
  • Place your hands behind your head and exhale to crunch up while squeezing the pillow with your legs.
  • Keep your elbows out and eyes looking up.
  • Inhale to lower. Do 15 reps.


Lunge Touchdown

  • Stand with your feet hip-width apart, abs engaged, with a pillow 3 feet in front of you.
  • Lunge your right foot forward, keeping your knee behind your toes, and grab a pillow.
  • Push off your right foot and stand up, lifting your right knee while pressing the pillow overhead.
  • Hold for 1 breath; lunge to return pillow to start.
  • Do 10 reps, alternating sides.


Start moving in front of the TV when you watch your favourite show tonight!

We hope that you can use some of the exercises above and burn some of those extra calories. Next week we change the focus from living room exercising to nutrition with tips for healthy eating.

Happy Reading!

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