After an exciting NFL season, the Super Bowl is finally here. Arguably the pinnacle of sports in the United States, the Bengals will take on the Rams on Super Bowl Sunday. Millions of people will be watching the game around the globe, and many of them will spend the whole game sitting on a chair or couch. Let’s make the Super Bowl more fun with a game of our own.
This game is designed to get you up from the couch to move periodically throughout the game. The catch is that the game’s events will dictate what you do. For each of the five events listed below, you will perform an exercise to keep you moving throughout the game. Are you watching the game with friends or family? Get them in on the exercise action with you!
1. For each touchdown scored, sit down, and stand up from your chair or couch five times
2. For each field goal scored, raise onto your toes ten times.
3. For each timeout called, balance with one foot in front of the other for the length of the timeout.
4. For each commercial involving food, perform ten jumping jacks. If you are unable to perform a jumping jack modify by just moving your arms up and down out to the side.
5. For each kickoff or punt, perform standing squats for the duration of the play.
There are many benefits to exercise and a healthy lifestyle. By exercising regularly, we can improve the fitness of our heart and lungs, improve our mental health and reduce the instance of diseases like diabetes.1 For some people, the thought of starting an exercise program can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be Walking around your neighborhood or going up and down the stairs in your home is a good start. If pain or injury doesn’t allow you to exercise, Athletico can help. Click the link below to schedule a free assessment with one of our rehabilitation professionals. Our team of experts will work with you to understand the source of your pain and help you develop a plan to get rid of your pain. Pain that is related to muscles, joints, tendons, and ligaments can be addressed with physical or occupational therapy in most cases. Our team is happy to help you start feeling better.
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1. Ruegsegger GN, Booth FW. Health Benefits of Exercise. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Med. 2018;8(7):a029694. Published 2018 Jul 2. doi:10.1101/cshperspect.a029694