5. You tell yourself that you don’t have time to exercise but you conveniently make time to watch TV.
If you have time to watch an hour of TV, then you certainly have time for 30 minutes of exercise. In fact, combine the two and workout while you watch. Get on the treadmill or do some squats, crunches, or stretches while watching.
4. The place where you watch TV looks like your bedroom, kitchen and living room in one.
If you look around and see remnants like trash or dishes from every meal you have eaten this week then maybe it’s time to step away from the TV. Mindless eating while watching TV is one of the easiest ways to consume unwanted calories. Try eating dinner at the table with family or friends and have a real conversation.
3. If you find your food cravings mimic the commercials.
We might not like to admit it but food commercials can influence if you are hungry and what you want to eat. Try turning off the tube and cut down on the amount of outside influence on your diet. If you are looking for ways to save time like ordering food, in order to spend more time watching TV…you might be watching too much. Plan your meals ahead of time and go to the store and buy the ingredients. Chances are if you have purchased the items for meals you will choose to cook and eat that food.
2. Your couch has a permanent body indent where you usually sit.
No, flipping over the cushions is not the answer to this problem. Getting off the couch is the solution! Actually leave your house for a few hours and go for a hike. Flipping over the cushions might reveal all the crumbs from mindless snacking. So when you get up, while you are at it, why not do a little cleaning?
1. You’ve turned into a hermit.
Do you purposely go out of your way to avoid plans so that you can stay home and watch TV, it is time to limit your TV watching if you. Don’t let life pass you by or risk missing an opportunity to make connections with friends and family because you don’t want to miss an episode.
This upcoming week is TV Turnoff Week (May 4- 10). Join with us to pledge to watch no or less TV. Look for more information on ways you can participate in TV Turn Off Week