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Alternatives To Television

It is quite easy to spend several hours a day glued to the screen of a television set. It is estimated that on average an individual watches approximately two full months worth of television over the course of a year. Some suggest that this fascination with television has contributed immensely to obesity problems here. Finding an alternative to watching hours of television a day may pose a difficult task for some people who simply cannot miss a particular show that they watch on a regular basis. However, despite the temptation television creates, there are far more enjoyable activities one can participate in during those few hours regularly spent in front of the small screen.

Exercising is a logical choice opposed to viewing hours of sitcoms. Not only is it enjoyable, it’s a good way to burn off a few calories. Simply getting outside and going for a brisk walk helps. Along with assisting one with weight loss, exercising can also increase the ability of the heart and lungs to function more efficiently.

Picking up a hobby is another excellent substitute for television. An individual can learn and develop a new skill, with diverse activities as knitting or darts for example. Reading is yet another wonderful option to aid with the evasion of television. It not only allows one to be imaginative but it also permits the expansion of the mind and promotes mental health.

So, stop being a couch potato.






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