Do you workout while watching TV? Try this….

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I had to share a brilliant idea I saw the other day on Fit Perez – Perez Hilton’s site where he shares news of star’s health/diet and exercise.

He was talking about how new mum Jessica Simpson is losing her baby weight by exercising on a treadmill while watching 24. Perez suggested that to crank things up a notch she ran whenever Jack Bauer did which sounds like a completely brilliant idea to me. This got me thinking, in the way of TV drinking games (ie where you say have a shot every time someone on Friends has a coffee), what exercise games could I introduce into my favourite TV shows?

Gossip Girl: Every time Blake Lively or Leighton Meester wear a short skirt I have to do one minute of leg exercises.

90210: Every time Annalynne McCord shows off her stomach I have to plank for 30 seconds.

Mad Men: Every time a cast member gets steamy with someone they aren’t married to, it’s time for 20 press ups.

Breaking Bad: Every time I want to punch Walt (that happens a lot) I have to do a minute of shadow boxing

You’d be in brilliant shape in no time.

So, how could you integrate exercise into your favourite shows? There’s a lovely comment box below just waiting for ideas…. Also, anyone got any suggestions for new shows that I should try out? I’m waiting for Dexter, but open to offers……

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  1. ambergravitt

    I love this idea! Reminds me of an old episode of Frasier, when they were all sitting around watching Antiques Roadshow and taking a drink every time someone said “veneer.” BTW, thanks for following my blog. I’m looking forward to reading more of yours!

    1. healthehelen

      Annoyingly I just watched my last Gossip Girl the night I wrote the post so I can’t put that one in action. I’m going to have to come up with a new Dallas game and then one for Dexter – possibly linked to every time he says ‘dark passenger’!

      Reply this thing on? Talk to me, it's lonely down here

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