Watch and Walk

Hey Everyone!

Hope you’re all doing well!

I would like to admit something that is slightly embarrassing and may seem weird to some people. One of my most favorite things to do in my free time is to watch various TV dramas. But this is not exactly my weird admission.

My weird (and slightly embarrassing habit) is that I watch these TV dramas on my smartphone while I walk around the house.

As you all know, one of the major problems with watching too much TV is that it is a very sedentary activity. And in all honesty the only reason I started to walk while I watched my favorite dramas was because I wanted to make my favorite pastime slightly less unhealthy (if that makes sense😊)

I never imagined that I would share this on the blog because in all honesty I didn’t think it would benefit anyone. But that changed when I decided to count my steps for a few days and I found that on average I took around 2,500 steps each time. The length of each episode is around 40 minutes but I like to skip through some boring scenes so it’s usually around 25 to 30 minutes and obviously since I am inside my walking pace is very moderate.

Obviously, this cannot and should not replace the 30 minutes of moderate daily activity that is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the CDC. However, in my opinion it is a very fun way to take more steps each day!

Many of you may have heard of the recommendation to walk 10,000 steps a day. Although this number is somewhat arbitrary, it is not inaccurate. Most experts agree that the average person should get at least 7,500 steps a day and the more steps that you get the better!

Averaging around 2,500 steps per episode means that I complete around 25 percent of my 10,000 steps in this manner. The way I think about it is that if you aim to take 10,000 steps a day, watching your favorite show while doing so can make the experience more enjoyable.

Obviously this tip is not for everyone, but if you do decide to try this please make sure that you’re putting your safety first. Please make sure that you don’t accidentally bump into anything and God forbid injure yourself! If you have a treadmill, perhaps a safer alternative would be to watch your favorite show on a TV while you’re on the treadmill.

I hope you enjoy this quirky tip!

With Love,

Yasmin

37 thoughts on “Watch and Walk

  1. LOL. This is a lovely (and quite funny) post :))
    How on earth could you count your steps while watching the phone and also trying not to bump against the walls and furniture ?
    *Best wishes* ✨ (And heartfelt condolences for the last terrible slaughters in your dear family land :((

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    1. LOL thanks yes I was hoping this post would bring a smile on someone’s face 😊 And oh lol no I would never be able to count my steps but I use the health app on my iPhone and I’ve heard that the app is not 100 percent accurate but it gives a good estimate.
      And as always thank you for always being so thoughtful of the tragedy in my homeland! Sending you lots of love❤️

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      1. Much Love back to you, sis !! You’re a sweetheart and my own heart feels sweet talking a bit with you.
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      2. Aww thank you so much sis your the sweetest as well😘❤️😘 And thank you for the lovely 🌈 hearts 💕

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  2. It is good you can do this. I know I couldn’t. It never ceases to amaze me, the tasks my youngsters achieve while texting (not driving obviously, which is seriously illegel here(for good reason).
    I can’t text, unless I am seated and concentrating. If I walked around the house watching soap operas, I am sure I would be walking into walls, all the time.

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    1. I definitely see your point but I’m positive that you have many other (perhaps more important) skills that we the younger generation may not have. 😊
      Yes I’m out area texting and driving is illegal but unfortunately I see it happening all the time especially in the school area

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  3. I loathe drama type soap operas but I watch/listen You Tubers as I go about my chores. It does slow me down though and sometimes you do have to look at the screen!

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    1. Oh yes YouTube is a great alternative! And yes I’m tempted to look at the screen even if it’s YouTube but it makes the chores more enjoyable in my opinion😊

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  4. I was doing this very thing for a while when it was too dark to go outside. But recently I have discovered the mini trampoline. I had put on some extra weight and this device has been wonderful. I can’t really run anymore, but on this thing, I can really jog without getting hurt. I can do it multiple times a day, watch a show etc. and really put on a sweat. Honestly, walking had become very tedious and wasn’t burning the calories. These trampolines are small and compact and can fit even in my small apartment. I really recommend them. Of course, I also have been watching my diet more closely too!

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  5. Well, I don’t know. You should watch your eyesight and posture. Staring onto a phone for long time might cause eventually some neck muscle issues or shoulder pain.
    I do not watch practically anything on TV, I simply do not have time for that, and our TV just shows some dumb series, repeats old movies, no point watching them.
    If you think this helps, sure, who can say you are wrong?

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    1. Thank you so much for commenting and for sharing the link to your post! I loved reading your post and I am super humbled and honored to be featured on your blog! You described my blog better than I could ever have! Thank you so much! Sending you lots of positive wishes and love!💕

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    1. Oh yes lol everyone has different tastes but you’re absolutely correct I started this routine because I thought it was better than just sitting 😊

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