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3 Ways to Enjoy TV Without Risking Your Health

By Genevieve Cunningham

Television is a luxury that just about everyone enjoys. It's rare to find a person who doesn't like a good binge. But as much as we love the TV, we have to admit that it's not the healthiest or most productive way to spend our time. In fact, the health risks are why some people give it up altogether. But is that really necessary? Or is it possible to watch a little TV in a safe and healthy way? If you love to wind down with your favorite show, take a look at these three ways to watch TV with fewer risks to your health. 

You Can Double Task

Just because you're watching a little TV, it doesn't mean you can't do something else at the same time. If you want to make the most of it, why not double task your time? While you're watching, hop on a stationary bike or a treadmill. If you don't have those available, do some squats or lunges or ab work. This allows you to binge but also get in some killer exercise at the same time. It couldn't be any more of a win-win situation. 

You Can Use It for Relaxation

Don't forget that relaxation time is incredibly important for your mental health. When we don't take the time to relax, we risk burnout and anxiety and moodiness. If watching TV relaxes you, plan it into your downtime. It can help you wind down and forget about the day's stress, and you don't have to feel guilty about it. The mindlessness of TV isn't all bad -- especially when turning off your mind is exactly what you need to end the day with less stress. 

You Can Watch Motivational Programs

If you're looking to really improve your life, use your TV time to watch things that are motivational. Things that make you want to be better or try new things. Things that uplift you and make you feel better about life. The television, especially in our modern world of on-demand, is an endless supply of all kinds of entertainment. Use it to better yourself and you can improve your health and life in more ways than one. 

You don't have to completely give up entertainment. You don't have to throw your TV out or excessively limit your time. You just have to be smart! Use these tips to keep your TV watching healthy, and you can enjoy the best of both worlds as you move forward in life. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Chapel Hill, N.C.

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