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Tune In to a Healthier You

Time to Turn Off Those TV's!

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6/17/2017 11:32:47 PM

JAMER123's SparkPage
Some very good ideas! Thanks
6/10/2017 11:45:49 AM

1CRAZYDOG's SparkPage
Watch FAR less TV than before. Just want to keep moving and . . . not much on anyhow!
4/16/2017 2:26:56 AM

MSLOUIE3's SparkPage
Have always been a TV watcher and I enjoy documentaries, PBS and dramas. Too much? Sometimes. I also use TV for background noise when I need to hyper focus. Probably won't do this challenge.
4/2/2017 12:45:52 PM

RDCAGAIN10's SparkPage
Unfortunatley we have made ourselves a depenant society. We teach our children this is how you live. I remember doing stuff when there was no devises. Now I have a large rear and miss the old days.
3/25/2017 7:21:41 PM

SHOAPIE's SparkPage
Too easy to zone out to.
3/21/2017 2:11:55 PM

LSIG14's SparkPage
I very seldom watch TV but I certainly waste an awful lot of time on social media - and I include Spark People in that category. Maybe we should unplug home computers and spend the time exercising instead of blogging and we'd all be healthier!
YMWONG22
3/18/2017 9:00:32 AM

I have not switch on a TV for years. I'm on the internet more now. Reading articles and other stuff online.
12/21/2016 10:15:54 AM

CELTICLASSINLA's SparkPage
Don't just be TV free. Unplug. It's only been 15 years since we started to plug in constantly and now FOMO dominates the scene. Leave social media, mobile apps (this is one too), and don't constantly check your phone ... it can be as paralyzing as the TV. It's nice to be connected when you need it but FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) is epidemic.
REGINALDTATE
9/1/2016 2:31:49 AM

Spending time with family is the real precious thing.
7/8/2016 9:48:59 AM

MAYIE53's SparkPage
I rarely watch TV and am asking myself why I bother to pay for the monthly cable which isn't cheap. With the advent of the PVR/DVR I haven't seen a commercial in years. Use the computer but in moderation. Continue to read read read (which also is not very active) and don't want to give that up.
7/8/2016 9:23:10 AM

SIMPLY_JAE's SparkPage
ok confession time.. I use TV more like a radio meaning I am always doing stuff while the tv is running.. I would like to turn it off for good..wish there was a Spark Group about this
4/15/2016 3:54:56 AM

KELLY48647's SparkPage
My tv is off more than it is on. My grandchildren turn it on when they come to visit. It has been off for several days since my grandson was here, and won't likely come back on until my granddaughter visits this weekend. I am guilty of spending too much time on my computer, but if I turn it off I won't be able to visit sparkpeople, pay my bills, or do necessary work. I know I am often on it much longer than necessary, but I would not be able to turn it off for any length of time because there are things I must do online on a regular basis.
3/2/2016 1:18:47 PM

JACFRANK's SparkPage
When the TV is off, the whole family is usually sucked into smart phones, laptops, or tablets. At least if we're watching TV we actually talk to each other. Small screen times end up being silent in the house.

It's easy to say not to allow any screens, but the kids' homework (and schoolwork) is done on laptops/tablets/internet - they don't even have text books anymore. So there's a balance between letting the family be tech-savvy in today's world and completely unplugging.
1/26/2016 10:15:50 AM

PUPPYBUG's SparkPage
It looks like the new website for TV Turn-Off Week is http://www.screenfree.org/ and this year, the week chosen is May 2-8.
12/1/2015 7:31:15 PM

CAT-IN-CJ's SparkPage
Tossed out the TV some 30 years ago . . . haven't missed it a bit.

So much more of life to experience . . . who needs a laugh track and a bunch of talking heads telling ya what to think?!

Get outside and live today!

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