Calories Burned Watching TV
Article by Diet Bites
Rest, Relaxation Vital to Good Health
Some might say that since we burn so few calories watching TV maybe we need to start watching for more active opportunities that allow us to burn fat faster.
HOWEVER, Diet Bites feels that relaxation is a big part of weight loss success and a significant factor of one's overall state of health.
Think about the last time that you didn't sleep well - when you stayed awake too long, tossing and turning - perhaps worrying about finances, medical issues, your job or obstacles blocking life's pathway that were prohibiting you from enjoying life to the fullest. Or you may have been too excited to sleep; a fun vacation might have been in the works - or a holiday event.
Or, you may have awakened in the night due to an unexpected noise emitted from your partner sleeping beside you (beans and snoring are sure bets) - or you may have been awakened from rest due to digestive upset or a frustrating bout of insomnia.
Now think about how you felt the following morning. It was probably pretty miserable getting out of bed. Your eyes probably felt like two fried eggs sitting on the streets of Vegas in the middle of July. Your brain probably felt numb; it may have been difficult to move. Even that morning jolt of caffeine didn't phase the fog.
Enter the Health Studies - Shocking Determinations
Then we have all of those shocking health studies that have been and continued to be performed over the ages which show that driving in traffic with an inadequate amount of sleep under your belt is much like driving while mildly intoxicated. That alone gives pause and cause for those vital forty winks.
Whether you obtain them in front of the tube, falling to dreamland while watching a boring movie or sitcom, watching tv can be an excellent mode of relaxation.
While commercials can be entertaining - try to get up and move around during these intervals - just to get the blood flowing.
Sitting for extended periods of time - whether via watching television, driving or sitting in front of a computer increases risk of developing a blood clot. And who wants that?
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