There are about 20 minutes of commercials in an hour of TV. Reach for your toes instead of the remote control when a commercial comes on.  If you have time to watch TV, you have time to exercise.
  • Use commercial breaks as an opportunity to do pushups or other exercises that take your eyes permanently from the TV. Keep the volume on if you find yourself constantly looking to see if the commercials are over.
  • Stretch during commercials.
  • Some good exercises to do during commercials are push-ups, sit-ups, jumping jacks, running in place, squat thrusts, wall sit.  Have contests with your kids.
  • Put a treadmill or bike in front of the TV.
  • Sit on a stability ball instead of the couch while watching the program to strengthen core muscles. Bounce a little.