09/23/2012 01:48 am ET

Health Lessons We Can Learn From The Emmy Nominees

Attention TV lovers: the 64th Primetime Emmys will be awarded tonight.

Here at Healthy Living, we're big fans of many of the nominated shows and stars -- but we're even bigger fans of the healthy ways you can incorporate a little TV into your life. Case in point: Watching reruns may give you a little boost in self-control. Watching while you're on board the treadmill can make the time pass a little faster. And if you're in the mood for some plain old couch time, at least the commercial breaks are built-in reminders to stand up and move those muscles every once in a while.

However, if you search just a little deeper, your favorite TV show might be even better for your health than you'd think. We found some surprisingly smart health lessons in a number of episodes of the shows nominated for outstanding comedy series and outstanding drama series. Click through the slideshow below, whether you'll be watching the awards presentation or not. Then tell us in the comments what we missed!

Health Lessons From The Emmy Nominees

Note: "Game Of Thrones," "Breaking Bad," "30 Rock," "Modern Family" and "Boardwalk Empire" were also nominated in these categories.