Tune in or tone up

A recent Harvard study found that the risk of becoming obese rises by 23% for every 2 hours of daily television viewing…and the average American watches 5 hours! Yikes!

Why not make a deal with yourself? If you must watch tv, don’t just sit there. Do sit-ups, leg lifts, and other exercises while you watch. Or chop veggies to have on hand as a healthy snack. Incidently, tv watching is also correlated with dissatisfaction with one’s own appearance, even before you’ve gained any weight! Apparently watching those starlets makes us want to be unrealistically thin, even as it makes us fat! How about a good book instead?

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