SuperFoodsRx Resolution: Get Away From Your Screens!
Physical inactivity is a greater health risk than tobacco smoke.
A scientific study of 1,500 people found that those who increased their time in front of the television gained an average of nine pounds over the course of the study.
If you are trying to lose or maintain your weight, you need to turn off your television and computer and put down your phone. If watching TV and playing computer games are your main hobbies, you’re most likely not moving enough. You’re probably also consuming too many calories without even noticing. We call this phenomenon “screen obesity.”
SuperFoodsRx doctors recommend limiting your TV watching and game time to 10 hours each week. If you’re spending 20 hours each week now, spend the other 10 hours being active.
The easiest way to disconnect from the television and computer is by stepping outside.
- Take a walk after dinner instead of flopping on the couch.
- Walk while you make a phone call.
- Don’t just let the dog outside, go with him.
- Any time you think about turning on the TV, take a walk instead.
Aim for at least 30 minutes of walking a day and work your way up to 10,000 steps. Exercise not only helps with weight-loss and weight control, but it also slows the deterioration of your brain. Don’t let too much time in front of the boob tube ruin your body and brain. Just take a walk instead!