Couch Potatoes All The Way

Thiruvananthapuram, India
August 16, 2011 4:57am CST
In most households nowadays children as well as some grown ups are glued to TV programs most of the time. The unhealthy practice would no doubt lead to serious repercussions in the future. Though most TV programs are dull and rather cater to the interests of a select followers who gape in awe at everything that is being shown.People who sit in front of TV's most of the time are likely to be lethargic and incapable of exercising worthwhile jobs. Too much TV adherence instill in the commuter an element of laziness and inability to creative practices. Behold..let our children not develop the couch potato syndrome.
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@petersum (4526)
• United States
16 Aug 11
Actually I disagree with you regarding TV. It just isn't attractive in any way, not even to relieve boredom. However, couch potatoes are glued to computer monitors - and not the educational stuff that the Internet offers! There is indeed a problem.
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@scjbxz (139)
• United States
17 Aug 11
With all the advances in technology, more and more people are becoming couch potatoes in my opinion. I don't think that the television is the biggest cause; for me, computers are. Now, you can directly watch tv shows on your computer, listen to music, see and speak to your friends and family with video chatting, buy various products, and even have groceries delivered to your door! Advancements in technology always have both the benefits and disadvantages.
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@celticeagle (117653)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Aug 11
I will try once more since Mylot through onto the sign page. As I was saying I think my grandson picks some good shows to watch. Like Hows It Made. He and his mom watch the weather channel alot. He is very into constructing things either free style or Lego. He is quite the little engineer and going to be nine in another couple of months.
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
17 Aug 11
I guess these days there are more couch potatoes around than there used to be especially when it comes to kids. TV is not the only contributor to a sedentary life; computers, electronic games etc. are just as much to blame. Ultimately it is up to us as parents to limit the amount of time our children spend sitting on their backsides and encourage them to get out and exercise by joining sporting clubs etc. It is our own responsibility to get ourselves off the couch and use our bodies and our brains.
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@celticeagle (117653)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Aug 11
My grandson is a DS operator. Until he reachs his goal on whatever game he is playing he will be lethargic and play the game for ages. THen when he reachs that goal he will go out and play with friends or go do something different. He isn't going to set infront of the tv either until his meds are taken and he doesn't have as much energy and is about ready for bed.
@ElicBxn (60810)
• United States
16 Aug 11
when I was a child watching TV I didn't sit there in front - I was jumping up and down, running in and out of the room, and I'm not ADHD
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@lumenmom (1996)
• United States
16 Aug 11
I think children watch way too much TV and play way too many video games. I was so glad when I was able to enroll my daughter in a school that discouraged media of any kind during the school year and encourages them to get outdoors more. This was all good when my daughetr was not as aware of the computer as she is now. We go to the library a lot, and I do that to encourage her to read, but she now has become aware of facebook, youtube and netflix. Now I have a hard time getting her to do anything else. I am wathcing her pick up weight because she likes to snack a lot but is movign around less. We don't have TV in our home, but I recently got a laptop so I could do more to earn money online and now we spend our time fighting over who gets the laptop. Already this has become an addiction for her and I know we are going to have a tough school year because I am determined to limit her access to these things.
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@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
16 Aug 11
That drove me nuts when my daughter was growing up. That was all she wanted to do. She is still a couch potato even though she moved out. They are purely lazy.
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@drannhh (15210)
• United States
16 Aug 11
How timely, as I just read a news article this morning that every hour spent in front of the TV supposedly takes 22 minutes off a human's life span. Well, I never sit in front of the TV for an hour myself, although I have gone to the move show lately. I think that is different. In the past 3 years maybe I have watched a total of 5 hours of TV, but not all at once. Just 20 minutes here and there, when ladies golf is on :-) Mostly, I'd rather play than watch.
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16 Aug 11
hi:) when I'm at home and in front of my computer I'm totally a couch potato, but I always do exercise in the morning and I help with the house chores like cleaning and laundry, and I walk going to somewhere if it's not that far, so even when I'm couch potato at home when i'm in front of my pc I think it's alright because I have enough exercise in a day too. but being a couch potato all the time and without exercise is bad for the health because they might develop some illness regarding that, which is dangerous.
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@pibi713 (187)
• China
16 Aug 11
I am a typical couch potato, I spend more than ten hours in front of the computer everyday. I hardly do excises. If you don't spend too much time on computer, you wouldn't understand that computer is addictive. Everything that we need are in the computer. we work online, we watch movies online, we play games, we shop online. Without going out, we can complete everything online. But I am wondering wethering this kind of lifestle is really beneficial for peopple.Iam not as happy as before when days were simpler.
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@QeeGood (1214)
• Sweden
16 Aug 11
Coach potatoes as sedentary humans are leading to health problems, if not physical activity is added into the mundane life. I think living with moderation in everything is best.
@dragon54u (31605)
• United States
16 Aug 11
I watched a movie last night called "Idiocracy" about 500 years in the future when mankind has become so stupid that most of them sit around and watch TV. It didn't seem so far-fetched to me. I remember when I was a girl TV was still black and white and only turned on once or twice a week other than the nightly newscast. The rest of the time we were busy with playing, homework, games with our siblings and parents, reading, etc. It's a shame that people have become so dependent on TV.
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