Thoughts on “7 Reasons to Turn Off the TV”
These thoughts relate to this article.
The 7 reasons to turn off the TV listed in the article are:
- Improve fertility
- Enjoy a happier marriage
- Live longer
- Sleep better
- Maintain healthy weight in children
- Have a better heart
- Help kids keep healthy diets
I’m not advocating watching more TV here (though that would at least get a debate going) but I do feel like these things are all tied to a few derivatives of not watching TV.
- You’re not exercising while you watch TV. Unless you’re watching TV while on the treadmill you’re probably just chillin’ on the couch while the TV is spewing entertainment. While not watching TV doesn’t guarantee a more active lifestyle it certainly makes it more likely. Being more active helps improve fertility, increases longevity, brings better sleep, helps children maintain healthy weight, and makes a healthier heart.
- Hours of TV watching a day doesn’t scream discipline. When one area of your life is undisciplined it’s likely other areas are too. Lack of discipline makes for a poor diet. That impacts all the items in #1 and helping kids keep healthy diets.
- When the TV is on you’re not actively pursuing closeness with your spouse. A good marriage takes work and watching TV doesn’t help. I thought it was an interesting point the article made that people compare their marriages to the romantic/dramatic/passion-filled examples on TV and that is detrimental as well.
Based on these three issues I think they could come up with way more than 7 reasons to turn off the TV.