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Easy Couch Workout

Updated on October 20, 2014

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Oh Sweet Workout! - From The Couch

Ah, yes, keeping fit. The easy couch workout is the method I use. The couch and TV have always called out to me, sighing gently, bring the Cheetos and let's get cozy; we're in for the long haul now. I fought it and I fought it, but sadly, to no avail. I was and still am a hibernator at heart. It used to be December through February; now, even more sadly, it's November through March.

Funny Fake Exercise

Move It Or Lose It


To stay fit, I use what is at my disposal. Couch yoga is one of the innovative start-up methods that I use to counteract the poisonous grasp of my own sloth. Couch bicycling follows logically from that. The first time it was hard to force upon myself yet another chore; but every time after that it got easier. In a short time, I too, was marching along with the band. Couch marching, as you may have presumed.

Ok then.

Oh yes you can! Don't wait until your muscles are atrophied. Or until your doctor is laying out the new heart attack rules. Now is the time to get off your butt!

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Who's that knocking at the door?

Healthy Swing Machine

Sunpentown Healthy Swing Machine with Swivel Disc
Sunpentown Healthy Swing Machine with Swivel Disc

Swing it to the left, swing it to the right.

 

Couch Potato Cat

Stay Fit Program

1) Get off your couch and take a walk. Move. Let your body make some of the movements it was created to make. Trips to the refrigerator and bathroom do not count.

2) Have a quiet time every day. The mind needs down time, rest time, play time as well as the body. No phone and no traffic if at all possible. A complete lack of noise is preferable. Let your head clear enough to think. The body and mind work together when it comes to being fit.

3) Sleep deep and carefree. If you're not resting well, you need to find a way to make that happen or you will not be fit and healthy, but rather drained and tired. Try a soft blue light, a new mattress, aroma therapy, or a nightly self hypnosis routine that calls upon safe rest.

4) Eat a vegetable on occasion. Maybe some fruit. Tell yourself it's very good and you like it and you want more. Then do it again the next day.

5) Drink some water, it's good for you. Every once in a while, try to replace whatever you usually drink with a glass of water.

6) Be logical with your food choices. Whole grains, beans, a little more good stuff and a little less junk. If your body was a car, and you put a bunch of junk in rather than fuel and oil, it would be a hiccuping and jerky ride, if you could get the car running at all.

7) Get a hobby, something you do that isn't work and doesn't make you feel beholden or on duty. Let no sacrifice be involved, but rather stimulation and relaxation for the mind, the soul, the body.

8) Ride a bike, hike, skateboard, or walk. Enjoy nature at the same time. May you rise to meet the sun and may the wind ruffle your hair.

9) Learn some yoga, take a class. Let a little free movement into your life. It's amazing how many kinds of stress yoga relieves, what kind of freedom it provides. Learn what your body wants and needs and likes.

10) Most important of all, get off the couch at least once a day. Start with some couch bicycling to get your blood flowing.

Heavy Exercise Handles

© 2011 Linda Hahn

Couch Jogger Remarks & Health Tips - While I Lounge

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      AlleyCatLane 

      5 years ago

      Great tips. I go to yoga class twice a week at the Y. Sometimes I have to push myself out the door, but I feel better afterward. The streching is great. It also has improved my balance, flexibiity and strength. Plus it helps you de-stress.

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      rasnasah 

      5 years ago

      Cute lens.Great job.

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      5 years ago from Canada

      Yoga truly is the ultimate exercise along side of dancing, walking, and swimming. I've been doing a few stretching exercises each day but have to wait for my shoulders and hips to improve a bit before I can increase these. That is the beauty of yoga. You can adapt it to your abilities.

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      wrapitup4me 

      5 years ago

      Hey, I didn't think you were going to tell me to get OFF the couch. I thought couch workouts were ON the couch while I was watching TV and eating a bag of chips. No? Darn!

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      antoniow 

      5 years ago

      Awesome lens, great job!

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      Linda Hahn 

      6 years ago from California

      @MomwithAHook LM: You bet!

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      Sara Duggan 

      6 years ago from California

      this are excellent tips for all us who reign the sofas.

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      lilblackdress lm 

      6 years ago

      How about adding a mini exercise bike in front of your couch? Then it is just a matter of using it!

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      Pam Irie 

      6 years ago from Land of Aloha

      The title of this page is so intriguing. I absolutely had to check it out. :)

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      nightbear lm 

      6 years ago

      I enjoy your humor, and anything that keeps me on the couch is a wonderful thing. lol.

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      Evelyn Saenz 

      6 years ago from Royalton

      Love this inspiring lens. With a class of water in one hand and a camera in the other I promise to take many more breaks from the couch and Internet. Thanks for the push in the right direction.

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      AlleyCatLane 

      6 years ago

      I go to yoga at the Y twice a week, but I am a couch potato most of the time.

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      aishu19 

      6 years ago

      Now this is the type of workout I need to know.

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      getmoreinfo 

      6 years ago

      This is a great idea because I do lots of sitting and could use a bit more exercise.

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      Rose Jones 

      6 years ago

      I tell myself something is better than nothing and exercise in short little bits. I also am attracted to the idea of a little machine under the desk - I have seen these before.

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      mumsgather 

      6 years ago

      I need a chair workout for all the time I spend online on my chair. :P

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      Monika Weise 

      6 years ago from Indianapolis, IN USA

      I love anything I can do on my couch :)

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      poutine 

      6 years ago

      I get off my desk chair quite a few times a day and go for a walk or do some stretching.

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      moonlitta 

      6 years ago

      Excellent approach of combining opposites:)

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      Susan300 

      6 years ago

      Couch Marching? I may have finally found my sport!! :)

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      Gloria Freeman 

      6 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi I like this lens.Once a week I take a yoga class it has helped with my arthritis ,I am not so stiff or hurt so bad any more.I try taking my dogs on short walk,now that I am not working any more I need all the exercise I can get.

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      JoleneBelmain 

      6 years ago

      Couchin it and workin out all in one sitting?? Now that's a perfect day lol

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      I-sparkle 

      7 years ago

      You may have a recruit! I walk past a yoga studio close to my home at least 1 a week. The people emerging do look kinda happy. Maybe this is the year to try "that" something new.

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      Jen 

      7 years ago from Canada

      Yoga sounds like it would be a nice change from couch sitting. Great tips to get everyone moving.

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      davidber 

      7 years ago

      Nice lens

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      ElizabethJeanAl 

      7 years ago

      Exercise is important

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      I like this Lens and yes, the couch can be used for more then just sitting & laying upon!

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      gravityx9 

      7 years ago

      I'm always looking for an EASY way to stay fit.........btw, thx for stopping by my Spoofing The Arts lens......glad you enjoyed it! :D

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      sukkran trichy 

      7 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      interesting page. thanks for your nice tips.

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      Bill Armstrong 

      7 years ago from Valencia, California

      Nice one thanks for sharing

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Love it! You've combined some real common sense fitness advice with a great sense of humor on this lens! Way to go!

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      UKGhostwriter 

      7 years ago

      Fantastic lens, great tips and advice ....going back to the couch now!

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      howtocurecancer 

      7 years ago

      Blessed by a SquidAngel.

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      sugunalinus 

      7 years ago

      Good effort. Now-a-days, there are issues with backpain and spinal cord due to such habits of sitting for long duration. This hopefully can be solved using the isntructions in the lens

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Shoot, I've been counting tips to the refrigerator and the bathroom! I'm guessing I can still count going to the mailbox as it does involve stairs.

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      RMKK-Marlene 

      7 years ago

      Yoga for the mind and body...I love it and practice regularly. This lens has been "angel blessed".

      Happy Camping! ~Marlene

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      7 years ago from United States

      LOL! You made me want Cheetos immediately :) Lot of great suggestions though.

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      KatBar 

      7 years ago

      Love your title and the concept.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Way to go. Stress and strain is bad for the heart, kidneys, liver etc. Like that A for Attitude. :)

      Good day.

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      Sensitive Fern 

      7 years ago

      I like your light hearted approach to getting more fit!

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