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TV viewing could lead to health problems such as obesity and diabetes, mainly because it increases sedentary time. Most of us spend a lot of time sitting while using our electronic devices, such as TV, computers, phones, and tablets. Moving and being active at this time is a great way to make watching TV, surfing the web, or using the phone healthier activities.

Don’t be a couch potato!

While watching TV/Videos

  • Stand and walk or jog in place

  • Do stretches or yoga asanas

  • Do exercises such as jumping jacks, squats, and lunges.

  • Use any household item to lift weights (be careful!)

  • Wave your arms and legs

  • Do stationary exercises

  • Use a more active posture such as sitting on a large ball

  • Do wall sit-ups

  • Dance when you hear music playing

  • Do squats

During Breaks

  • Go up and down the stairs

  • Run back and forth

  • Dance

While surfing, scrolling, typing, reading, or on the phone

  • Stand or walk in place rather than sitting

  • Use headphones and move around when you can

  • Use timers to remind you to take frequent short breaks if you need to be sitting for long

VMove while watching TV

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