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Couch Potato

couch potato


Are you a couch potato - i.e. someone who loves to sit around on the sofa or a favorite chair doing nothing - except for watching TV? I think that many people, including myself, would, unfortunately, have to answer this question with yes - at least during our spare time, anyway. I suppose that modern life - i.e. stress - leads many of us into a couch potato lifestyle after hours, even though we all know that inactivity has negative consequences for our health. According to Laura Schocker’s article Fathers Day Gifts: For the Couch Potato, almost three out of four men is overweight or obese in the United States - with more than 30 percent falling into the obese category and she lists coronary heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, certain types of cancer, reproductive problems and mental health conditions among the health consequences. So how can you stop being an inactive couch potato and turn into an active go-getter? Perhaps, we can all pick up a few tips in the following video:





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