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Tune In to a Healthier You

Time to Turn Off Those TV's!

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2/12/2013 11:14:44 AM

MOONSTONEWOLF's SparkPage
I did this 12 years ago and haven't turned on the TV since except to catch some breaking news. I need to adapt this for the computer though.
11/12/2012 10:06:12 PM

MISSLISA1973's SparkPage
My problem is more the computer than the TV. I do watch some TV, but I am in front of the computer almost constantly. It's so bad, I don't know what I would do without it... and not just at work, but even on my own time!
DOINITRIGHT2012
11/10/2012 7:49:55 PM

Again...no TV for over 4 years, and we don't miss it a bit. I wouldn't have time to watch it if we did.
11/10/2012 1:44:06 PM

JPERRY423's SparkPage
I beginning to feel the same way about the computer, facebook, etc. In our house we call everything electronic (computer, tv, video games, etc.) "screen time" and we have to limit it. It's always amazing to me how I will sit down to watch one thing and get sucked into countless others. It's designed to do that, I suppose.
11/10/2012 1:42:37 PM

VABCHLOSER's SparkPage
I have 3 TV's in my house, with no cable or antenna which = static. I can watch Netflix on one TV. Seldom is the television on. I probably watch 1 hour of TV a day on average. I don't have time for more. But there was a time in my life when I watched about 12 shows a week, and then some. Probably spent 4 hours in front of the TV a day.
11/10/2012 1:09:43 PM

CAT-IN-CJ's SparkPage
Ditto. Haven't had TV in more than 30 years.

People are amazed and ask questions like "what do you do?" to which we reply: talk to each other; take a walk, take a ride, read a book, and the list goes on.

We have a couple TVs which are hooked up to dvd players for music, exercise videos, etc.

Move it!!!
11/10/2012 10:05:28 AM

BUNNIEBUILDER's SparkPage
When I moved out of my parents, I didn't think twice about buying a TV. I feel like I'm wasting so much time just sitting on the couch, staring at a screen, watching the dumbest stuff. Also I don't like that I often find myself feeling like I HAVE to watch some TV series because "everyone" watches them. When my boyfriend moved in, He bought a TV but we only use it once a week to watch a movie.
10/3/2012 11:36:56 PM

BAMABEN's SparkPage
I was on my death bed watching tv. I gave it away, became bored and started to move around. If we can't turn the tube off, get rid of it! Our health is more important!
DJ1SKYWALKER
6/27/2012 7:32:53 AM

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12/18/2011 11:41:35 AM

MRSJOCCO's SparkPage
TV is like everything else--it should be used wisely.

It is not an evil entity hungry to make you fat, stupid and lazy.

To say TV is bad is like saying reading is bad--it's sedentary, it's isolating, it's bad for your eyes, etc...
7/14/2011 3:42:16 PM

NATALIE225's SparkPage
I don't have a TV. I do have Netflix that I can watch on my computer, but it's been 2 weeks since I've even signed into my account! Now that they're raising prices I may get rid of that as well.

My Gold's gym has cardio machines with individual TV's. I find if there's a show I really want to watch this can be a great motivation to workout.
6/20/2011 9:10:44 PM

CAROLJ35's SparkPage
I could live without TV. Occasionally I watch the Food Network while riding stationary bike, but I am not so fond of it anymore since everything has to be done in a big hurry.
I prefer to read a book.
6/20/2011 8:56:31 PM

CHRIS3874's SparkPage
I couldn't do it there are some show I just have to watch (Nova on PBS and Coronation Street on CBC).
10/11/2010 12:45:32 PM

MISSY0009's SparkPage
When I was in college I would come home from classes and veg infront of the tv for hours. If I missed a show I wanted to see I would tay up until 3 am to watch the rerun. Then when I graduated and moved in with my boyfriend, who grew up without cable, I couldn't afford to pay for it so we spent our first 2 months without tv. The first few weeks drove me crazy! I spent more money on renting movies that I probably would have on cable. After a while I started to find other ways to fill my time. Now that we do have cable we maybe watch 3 hours a week.
9/21/2010 9:54:26 PM

JENJEREH's SparkPage
Statistics like this make me glad we don't have cable. And even glad that our digital tuner is broken, so our previous NBC and PBS aren't available. I'm afraid that I -- and my kids -- would be among those sitting on the couch for hours if it was in front of us. They've never had it and don't miss it. (And I don't miss the "gimmies" that all the toy commercials can produce.) Certainly there are shows worth watching. And there are certainly shows that are entertaining. But nothing that is as real as your own life, and very little worth spending precious time of your own life to witness. Weaning yourself from the TV is really an amazing thing.

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