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Why You Should Throw Your TV Out The Window

Can you believe, on average, you waste two months every year sitting in front of a television screen? Even if you think that this average couldn’t possibly be you, then imagine if you cut the time in half. You would still be wasting a whole month out of every year of your life watching an electronic box spit out time wasting shows that really don’t benefit you in any way.

Can you believe, on average, you waste two months every year sitting in front of a television screen? Even if you think that this average couldn’t possibly be you, then imagine if you cut the time in half. You would still be wasting a whole month out of every year of your life watching an electronic box spit out time wasting shows that really don’t benefit you in any way. Americans today are actually okay with wasting years of life in front of a screen that literally does not benefit them in any way. It is because of the previous statistics that I believe it is better for you to throw your TV out of your window, rather than spending countless hours in front of it.

Some people would look at the previous statement and consider it an insane idea. However, the insane idea is that on average a person who lives to be seventy years old will actually be willing to allow about twelve years of that life to be wasted watching television. Have we as Americans really allowed ourselves to become okay with wasting twelve years of life? Is the small amount of entertainment you receive from television really worth the price you pay? Some may not even realize exactly what that price is. If the waste of years is not enough then perhaps obesity, influence, and missed opportunities will change the minds of people about their beloved television time.

The issue of obesity has settled in the United States. This problem has gotten comfortable along with the ones that it has affected. TV plays a major part in the reason obesity is such a problem. By using our leisure time to watch television we start cutting out of the necessary exercise that allows us to be the healthy people that we wish to be. If you were presented a choice between relaxing on a couch/comfortable chair of your choice, or to go run on a treadmill, you would most likely choose the previous. However, if you knew that by making that choice you would end up gaining five pounds that day, would you reconsider? Maybe five pounds doesn’t mean that much, so let’s say the choice was presented again the next day. If you choose TV time again then that would be a total of ten pounds in two days. You can easily concur how this would add up over time. That harmless activity shows its true colors through this one example out of many. How, one might ask, could we possibly choose to allow this “harmless activity” to endanger our very lives through obesity? If we didn’t have to worry about the temptation of television, then maybe we would not have a rise in the levels of obesity.

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