If it seems like the commercial breaks are getting longer, it’s not your imagination.
A few years back, the TV networks pledged to CUT the number of ads in response to viewer complaints. Instead, a study last year found they INCREASED them.
The networks now run 12-15 minutes of commercials an hour – with some hitting 17 minutes during any one of your favorite hour-long shows.
And I’ve got to admit if I have to see that darned lizard one more time, I’m liable to pluck his little tail right off. (Don’t worry, they grow back.)
But here’s the good news, my friend. That time belongs to YOU, not to Madison Avenue marketers. So it’s time to take it back and put it to use for yourself. And I’ve got just the thing you need to get started.
New research finds that merely reclaiming the ad time from a single hour can do more than just help you keep your sanity. It could save your heart… and your life.
Sitting sends your health risks soaring
The worst part of the commercials, believe it or not, isn’t the commercials.
Sure, most of them are liable to turn your mind to mush. But the REAL problem isn’t what’s on the screen. It’s what you’re doing as you watch those commercials.
We just sit and watch, a captive audience if there ever was one. And while we sit, our metabolism slows, inflammation levels creep up, heart risks rise, and our overall health takes a beating.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
The latest research reveals how even these short spaces of time can be enough to cut your health risks. And that’s especially true for threats to your heart. In fact, it may even help prevent the onset of chronic disease and an early trip to the morgue.
Best of all? It literally only takes just 10 minutes a day.
The 10-minute trick to an ironclad heart
Replacing 10 daily minutes of sitting with light activity can protect your health in multiple ways, with improvements in:
- insulin levels
- blood lipids
- and MORE
All of which will improve your health and help protect your heart. Over the long haul, it can even help improve your efforts to control your waistline.
The study doesn’t suggest WHEN you get that activity. Only that you get it.
And that’s where your TV comes into the picture. Since the key is to replace the time you’d typically spend sitting with time on your feet, use the commercial breaks in your favorite show to your advantage.
Get some housework done, walk around your home, or climb up and down your stairs, if you can do so safely. Better yet, if you have a DVR, record your shows, skip ALL the commercials and use that 15 minutes (or more) in one nice chunk to go for a walk around your neighborhood.
It doesn’t have to be difficult. No need for it to hurt, either. It just has to get you up and moving. And if you can pull that off, you could get rewarded with a healthier heart and some extra time on this planet.
Stumped what to do during your movement breaks? I have some ideas for you here in my free report 5 Minute Fix for better cholesterol and blood sugar.
Just don’t waste it watching commercials.