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Tune In to a Healthier You

Time to Turn Off Those TV's!


8/15/2017 10:47:30 AM

Right . 😂😂 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
8/2/2017 7:07:22 AM

MSLOUIE3's SparkPage
TV is not the problem, self-discipline is. Exercise during commercials.
7/31/2017 7:41:17 AM

REDROBIN47's SparkPage
This is something I need to work on
7/29/2017 7:29:10 PM

I have given up TV for 2 weeks now, and I'm incredibly surprised at how much better life is. I used to come how from work, and sit in front of the TV. And, I didn't really enjoy what i was watching. I've had a great day today, without the TV, and I hope that I can keep it going. Today, actually felt like I was on a vacation some place, where I wouldn't have watched TV anyways.
7/21/2017 11:54:58 AM

What I REALLY hate? When people have the TV on and don't even watch it, but spend their time texting on their stupidphones instead!
7/21/2017 11:52:31 AM

I did not grow up with television. As an adult, I had a small one that I kept in a closet; I would roll it out for specific events (such as election coverage), but preferred to read books. Then I got married, and unfortunately adopted some of my husband's TV habits -- including eating meals in front of it. (I did at least manage to limit the household to ONE TV in the living room and another in his "man cave;" absolutely NO TV in the bedroom!) I have since given up TV except for my two guilty pleasures: The Walking Dead and its spin-off, Fear The Walking Dead. I don't miss it at all!
7/13/2017 12:40:19 PM

1CRAZYDOG's SparkPage
Yes, definitely decreasing screen time has made my life much better.
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!
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

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.

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