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Television is a problem!

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Television is a problem for me and the rest of the world.  It is making us a nation of couch potatoes. It is bad for your health. It will stop me in my tracks. I will have a schedule planned and  I get side tracked . Just one more episode. It will change a workout. Maybe I’ll do this instead so I can watch TV. It will make me sit there for hours!  I tried not watching  TV and do stuff on my computer.  My husband said TV is just as bad as my computer. I say yes both are bad but my computer is not as bad. I will turn off the computer. I won’t miss anything. It will be there when I get back.

I can’t cut TV in my house hold but I do plan on limiting it for my daughter and  me. I tell my patients no more than 2 hours of TV a day and no TV in your room.  You would be surprised how many people read that in my office and ask why should we do that?   Really?! My daughter doesn’t have a TV in her room but when you have five other TV’s in the house it’s still easy to watch. My plan is to keep my child busy. Outside time,reading time and play time are all the plan. I will be moving to audio books on my phone so I can stay active and not be bored. The main thing is to just turn it off! What are your plans for eliminating TV?

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