There are three things that have contributed to an improved physical condition for me, despite being a member of a … cough … cough … older demographic.
- My FitBit
- My treadmill
- Netflix on my iPad
Binging on television shows is a phenomenon that really came of age once streaming arrived on our mobile devices. It’s not a healthy activity if you are spending an entire day on the sofa watching episode after episode (while munching on potato chips), but it can be a great way to keep you walking while viewing an episode or two on the treadmill. The better the show, the longer I’ll walk. The more I walk, the faster I make my way through seasons of television shows.
We had dinner with neighbors a couple of weeks ago, and one of the husbands mentioned Death in Paradise. It was a show in my Netflix queue (two of four seasons are there), but I hadn’t watched it yet. But I’ve watched them all now, and I can credit those episodes with getting my weekly average up to over 70,000 steps for the first time in much too long. I love the show and am eager for the next seasons to arrive on Netflix.
I confess that the BBC is the creator of many of my favorite shows, especially murder mysteries and costume dramas. I just wish their seasons were longer. Earlier this year I watched Broadchurch and now I am indulging in Midsomer Murders. I’m still in the first season (out of 15 on Netflix). The first season aired in 1997. How did that become 18 years ago!!??!! Amazing how quaint some of it seems.
Do you have any favorite shows to binge upon? Please share, especially if they’re on Netflix and I haven’t found them yet.