5 Stretches You Should Do While You’re Watching TV

Dec 12 / Build Muscle

It’s no surprise that Americans log a lot of time in front of the television. Sure, it’s not the “23 hours a day” that Men’s Health Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour jokingly refers to in the video above (it’s actually more like five hours), but it can sometimes feel like we watch it all day long.

All this couch time can compromise your movement and mobility—especially in your hips, groin, hamstrings, and upper back. And if you work out on a shaky frame, your strength will suffer and your injury risk will increase.

So make the most of your Netflix binge by doing the five stretches Gaddour demonstrates in the video. All you need is a few feet of floor space and a couch to perform them. They’ll help you build a durable body by reducing tightness and eliminating muscle imbalances.