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Motivation: TV as a Reward

Sometimes I think if we followed the same rules about food, TV and video games that we set for our children, we would be healthier adults.
Many kids, mine included, have a time limit on the amount of screen (TV, computer games, video games) time they are allowed daily. I call it a "media diet." I wonder what our lives, and diets, would be like if we limited our screen time too. Better yet, with the advent of TiVo and DVR, you can use TV as a reward since you can "tape" your favorite show. Why not make a rule that you cannot watch TV unless you have worked out for 30 minutes. Or what about watching TV for only as long as you have worked out that day? Make watching TV the exception rather than the norm.

I don't think working out with a DVD counts against your TV time, so Rock Your Body with Jamie King then laugh your socks off with Jon Stewart.

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lintacious lintacious 9 years
i know it sounds cliche but i read, because then my hands aren't free to hang out in a potato chip bag. just dont have cable period. there are enough ways to download tv shows now that it's really pointless.
atomicanne atomicanne 9 years
I like to tell myself I can watch mindless TV like Entertainment Tonight or The Hills only If I am on the Treadmill. I am lucky to have a good treadmill in my house.
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