The Cure for Obesity, Diabetes, Insomnia, Depression, ADHD and Anti-Social Behavior

TV Couch   by Maren Sederquist, MES, CSCS, CPT 

Okay, maybe not the single cure for obesity, diabetes, insomnia, depression, ADHD and anti-social behavior, but definitely a help, and a step in the right direction . . .

. . . Watch less TV!

There are numerous studies correlating being overweight, a bully, depressed or not sleeping well with increased television watching. Decrease the amount of time you spend in front of the TV, and increase the amount of time you spend being active, interacting with your family and friends, reading and focusing on your own life instead of watching others on TV. Then, watch yourself lose weight, become healthier, have more energy, sleep better, learning something and having better social relationships with those around you.

A television habit is really hard to change, but as you replace TV with healthier habits, you begin to see you were missing, and you'll never be able to go back to being a couch potato without knowing the damage you're doing.

Just a sprinkling of the studies:

If you must watch your favorite show, how about at least watching it while you're exercising?!
The Entertrainer makes you keep moving in order to keep your volume up!

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