Turn Off the TV and Lose Weight

Once sitcoms and other television series began releasing their entire season on DVD, viewers were faced with a monumental decision: Watch an entire season of NCIS in 1007 minutes in a row (that breaks down to 16.78 hours) or dole it out one episode at a time. The vast majority of television addicts will be unable to rip their eager eyes from the screen once they get started and will generally opt for the 1007 minutes of viewing pleasure.

When you turn off the television and get active, you can lose weight in the time you would normally spend watching NCIS or whatever your favorite show is. Even if you just turn off the television set for one hour–that’s just one hour without your favorite show–you can find yourself losing weight.

In one hour, you could easily burn 300 calories taking a walk. Multiply that by 7 days and you can burn 2100 calories in a week–more than halfway to a pound. But it doesn’t have to stop there. Turn it off for two hours a day, once in the morning and once in the evening, and you could lose twice as much–that would result in over a pound of weight loss each week.