The Couch Potato Syndrome: How to get rid of it

The Couch Potato Syndrome: How to get rid of it

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The Couch Potato Syndrome: How to get rid of it

There comes your favourite daily soap, wait, don’t you love the one scheduled after this show? How about some good music while you are waiting for another sitcom’s scheduled time? It may not be the story of all our lives, but some of us may be able to relate to it a little too well. For some of us, the time in between morning and night is spent in watching television and munching those bag of chips.

While you may not realise, you are suffering from ‘The Couch Potato Syndrome’ my friend. Leading a lifestyle where one has to do nothing and simply laze around in the house sounds just perfect but you have no idea how hazardous it is to your health. Mostly children and office goers are turning into couch potatoes where the moment they are back from school/work, they get glued in front of the television set.

In the modern day, socializing means liking each other’s Facebook statuses or commenting on Instagram pictures. A mere reply to someone’s tweet does not make you socially active. A mere phone call to your friends and relatives does not make up for those missed dinners and get-togethers.

The sad part is that by getting comfortable in such a lifestyle, humans are only booking more visits to the hospitals. Not only does sitting in front of the TV affects your eyesight, but it is also one of the main reasons for your increasing waistline. Poor posture and an array of muscle and nerve problems come in handy if you continue with such a lifestyle.

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The cons don’t end here, but this further leads to diabetes due to your irregular and excessive eating habits. This also leads to loss in the attention span and lack of concentration levels. So, the more TV shows, pizza boxes and soft drink cans, longer does your list of diseases gets.

It is you who has to decide whether you wish to carry on with this dangerous lifestyle of yours or want to do something about it. No matter what you think, you desperately need to come out of your comfort zone. It may not be easy, but you need to do all of it that takes to remain healthy.

Instead of spending all your time in front of the TV, fix a time for it. You could start with three hours a day, and then eventually cut it down to half. Spend your free time in reading a good book or painting. All you need to do is take that first step out of that shimmery cage. Also, one of the most important things you need to do is exercising. Not only does it help in reducing weight but it also helps in regaining your strength and keeping you energized and fresh.

Don’t let those tempting TV shows take a toll on your life, after all, the remote is in your hand.

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