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.