Today I caught myself watching Heroes on TV. It is quite easy to spend several hours a day glued to the screen of a television set. I hear people all the time calming they don’t have time to do anything or that they don’t have any money.
When I started writing my Book Mas Tiempo I quickly realize I was spending on average 23 hour per week watching TV.
That’s another job…
Not only that I was gaining weight and that was a big problem. I challenge you to find an alternative to watching hours of television a day even if think you cannot miss a particular show that you watch on a regular basis.
Since we can all agree now that television is a major contributor to weight problems, exercising seems like a logical thing to do as opposed to viewing hours of sitcoms. Not only is exercising an enjoyable way to kill a few hours it is also a great way to burn a few calories. Simply getting outside and going for a brisk walk not only helps one avoid the enticement that is television but also has a profusion of health benefits. Along with assisting one with weight loss, exercising can also increase the ability of the heart and lungs to function more efficiently and moreover help an individual feel better both inside and out.
Picking up a hobby is another excellent substitute for television. An individual can perhaps learn and develop a new skill, such as knitting or darts for example, or perhaps start a collection of something, which may even become a lifelong leisure pursuit for them. Reading is yet another fantastic option to aid with the evasion of television. Reading not only allows one to be imaginative but it also permits the expansion of the mind and promotes mental health.