Monday, August 6, 2012

Every Monday Matters.....

Turn off your TV!!!


  • 99% of all homes have at least one TV--45% have three or more.
  • 56% of all 8 to 16 year olds have a TV in their bedroom.
  • A person watches TV an average of 40 days per year.
  • Children spend 1,023 hours a year watching TV compared to 900 hours in school.
  • 200,000 violent acts, including 16,000 murders, will be seen on TV by children before their 18th Birthday.
  • Roughly 70% of all TV shows include sexual content, with an average of five sexual scenes per hour.
  • On average, 38.5 minutes per week of meaningful conversation happens between a parent and their child.
Take Action Today:
  • Turn off your TV today.
  • Designate certain TV free times throughout the week to reduce viewing hours.
  • Remove TVs from bedrooms, kitchen, etc.
  • Make a list of activities to do besides watching TV--activities like reading, biking, swimming, walking, gardening or socializing with friends. Then start doing them.
  • Avoid using TV as a reward--this only increases its power.
  • Be more selective about programming and choose history, travel, cooking, home repair/design, and other educational themes.
70% of people say that no matter how hard they try, they never seem to have enough time to do everything they need to do.  Are you part of that 70%? If you give up TV for just one day a week, you can exercise for the recommended weekly amount necessary for healthy living, read over 20 books a year, or spend more time with your love ones.

Instead of watching reruns of FRIENDS go make some!!!

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