This WEEK’S CHALLENGE is to cut down on screen time.
It’s hard to live a healthy lifestyle sitting in front of a screen!
According to Stats Canada, the average Canadian watches 2 hours and 52 minutes of TV a day. Add to that the hour and 24 minutes they spend in front of the computer and the 2 hours and 20 minutes playing online or video games, and you’re spending about 6 hours and 45 minutes in front the a screen each day.
And let’s not forget about all of the snacking and mindless eating that happens in front of a screen!
– Linit screen time to 2 hours per day.
– Establish family rules for TV watching and computer use.
– Set clear limits.
– Plan TV time – turn on the TV when there is a specific show you would like to watch and turn it off when the show is over.
– Plan alternate activities – go for a walk or a bike ride, read a book or play a board game as a family.
Remember, this challenge will last the whole week, so, step away from the computer/iPad/iPhone, turn off the TV, and do something productive!