The end of summer means the end of reruns. While we don't recommend parking in front of the TV every night, tuning in for your weekly faves can have its perks. Instead of heading to the kitchen during commercial breaks, stand up and march in place, says Scott Danberg, MS, Pritikin's director of fitness.
"Researchers at the University of Tennessee found that when people stood up and marched in place during the commercials of a one-hour TV show (about 21 minutes of commercials), they took roughly 2,100 steps. That's the equivalent of about one full mile," Danberg says.