Exercise while you watch TV.

Health Tip of the Week Americans watch an average of five hours of television every day, according to an article in The Seattle Times. The article gives a few tips on how to stay healthy by exercising while you watch. Keep small weights and other exercise equipment near the TV so you can exercise during a show. Get up and move during commercial breaks. Clean your house or do sit-ups to pass the time. Sit on a stability ball. This helps improve your balance and posture, and it works your abdominal muscles. Find a good music channel to dance to. Move around while you watch TV. Even something simple like shaking your legs or stretching your arms burns calories.