TV vs. Exercise | Trade in one hour per day.

March 15, 2010

The average hours of TV watched per day in the US is 4 hours and continues to rise.  I’m not going to ask you to stop watching all TV, but that you trade in one hour a day for yourself – specifically for your health.

Let’s look at the benefits of an hour of TV:

  • You “escape” from your life for a bit.
  • You may laugh, cry or both.
  • You spend some time with your friends or family, watching together.
  • You “burn” 68 calories (at 150 lbs).

Now let’s look at the benefits of an hour of exercise:

  • You relieve the need to “escape” from your life as exercise reduces stress.
  • You may cry if you push your self hard enough – and laugh at people who get out of breath walking up stairs.
  • You’ll spend more time with your friends and family because you’ll likely live longer.
  • You’ll look better, feel better and not get sick as often.
  • You’ll sleep better.
  • Quite the opposite of what TV may do to you, you’ll be smarter.

Based upon your activity, you’ll burn:

“Time” is the number one excuse I hear about not exercising.  It’s up to you to make time and most people can do it by simply trading in an hour of TV. 

So, try to make up for “Lost” time and burn off some stress you picked up at “The Office” – considering going a gym like “24” Hour Fitness.  Get out of the “House” and strengthen your “Bones”“Chuck” that hour of TV and work toward being “America’s Next Top Model” instead of being “Desperate Housewives” or the equivalent of “Two and a Half Men”.

Posted via email from Vince.DeGeorge


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