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Fit Tip: Get Rid of the Remote

Somehow I feel like you guys are not going to love this tip, but I am going to throw it out there anyway.

Don't use your remote control [gasp]. That's right, get up and manually change the channels on your TV. Chances are you are going to get so annoyed that you'll just walk over to it and turn it off altogether and do something else, like say, go for a walk (ah, now you see my ulterior motive). However, if you're determined to watch TV, even if that means getting up each time you want to change the channel, change the volume, etc., then at least you'll be doing a little something more than just sitting there on the couch. Plus, you can burn about three times more calories than if you were using the remote.


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nikodarling nikodarling 9 years
Tv is like a drug to me. I go through periods when I decide to give it up altogether. I swear I go through withdrawls for the first week or so but you do eventually get used to it. Problem is I always go back. Personally I try to put on music that I enojoy. When the tv is on I tend to just sit on the couch and do nothing. Music makes me want to get up and move.
melda melda 9 years
i am trying to eliminate my TV time i watch TV soo much i hate it
XSofieX XSofieX 9 years
I've got another tip: ditch the TV not just the remote! I just moved out and I haven't got a TV and you'd be surprised at how quickly you get used to not watching TV, I totally do not miss it now, its just a matter of getting used to the first couple of days and then I was glad I did it since it gives me so much more time for other things:)
emalove emalove 9 years
I can't imagine this working for me unless someone else hides it...if I know where it is, I'll just get it... I don't watch a whole lot of TV anyway though. I spend much more time online, which I also need to cut back on...
karisaamy karisaamy 9 years
I have the same problem as Bzz with my Comcast
misslarue misslarue 9 years
BuzzSugar-you must have the same Comcast DVR that I have-same exact problem...
ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 9 years
it wouldn't work so well in my house since certain buttons are only on the remote, and not on the dvd player/cable box/etc.
Entertainment Entertainment 9 years
I like to think that all the thrashing around I do to aim my very picky remote at the equally picky sensor on my DVR box burns some calories!
Spectra Spectra 9 years
Yeah, that'd never work in our house. My husband is way too attached to the remote. Although, he sometimes forgets where he put it and then he actually has to get up to change the channels. Of course, he just picks a show and watches that the whole time so he doesn't have to get up.
SummerBaby SummerBaby 9 years
its a great tip.. but i would def be in some hot water if i did this in my house!! lol
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Good tip though ;)
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
ummm so I would get MAULED if I tried to remove the remote from my boyfriends hands...
nikodarling nikodarling 9 years
Good idea. Watching tv is so insidious. A few months ago one of my dogs ate my tv remote and I kept forgetting to swing by an electronic store to pick up a replacement. Having to change the channel manually got so annoying that the family practically gave up. I now have finally bought a universal remote but I notice that we all seem to be conditioned to be much more selective in what we watch. I wonder how much time the average person wastes channel surfing in one year? The sad thing is that there is so rarely anything GOOD to watch.
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