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This Week Is National TV Turnoff Week

Turn Off That TV!

This week, turn off your television set and turn up the volume on your physical activity. From now until Sunday, it's officially National TV Turnoff Week, designed to help families get moving in the fight against childhood obesity. Avoiding a sedentary lifestyle isn't the only reason to avoid TV; too much tube can be harmful in more ways than one. Consider:

So, do you think you will put yourself on a TV diet this week, even if just for a few days? You should see what my buddy Buzz has to say about this.


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aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
It's good to just take a break-no tv, computer or electronics period.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
Nope, I watch TV while I work out and if I didn't have my shows to watch, I'd get seriously bored on the elliptical machine. I don't watch a lot of TV otherwise, though.
caryatid caryatid 8 years
No new Lost this week, so normally I'd be on board... Except I'm homesick and need the court tv show entertainment!
Tiger_Lily Tiger_Lily 8 years
I don't watch tv. Except for desperate housewives, which is once a week for 45 mins. So I don't feel bad about it.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Nope, I do enough away from the TV that I don't feel at all bad about watching my favorite shows when I want to relax a bit.
Modus-Vivendi Modus-Vivendi 8 years
The week Gossip Girl finally comes back? Noooo.
mondaymoos mondaymoos 8 years
There's only a few shows that I really feel like I can't miss, so I'd say I watch 4 hours of television a WEEK. I probably won't cut back. I spend too much time on these sites, too, but it's only cutting into my work time. I have to be at the computer anyway right??
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 8 years
That's a good point keaton! Luckily my internet connection sucks because they need to update the cables in my area so I get really mad at it and walk away. We don't watch that much tv either since we don't even have cable and still need to get a converter. We will put something on just for the noise though, I've always been one of those people who need it for the noise.
morninghurts morninghurts 8 years
I didn't even know it was TV Turnoff Week but I just canceled my cable last week (finally, been saying I'd do it forever) since I find myself watching so much junk (especially with a DVR). Most shows I truly am interested in can be found online or wait til they come on DVD and watch them through Netflix anyhow.
Keaton7655 Keaton7655 8 years
My family and I don't watch that much TV, but unfortunately, I do sit at the computer and surf sites like Fitsugar and Popsugar A LOT! Maybe I should make mine a step away from the Internet week!
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