Dr. Ruth Yeilding, MD

Your TV Is What’s Causing Your Weight Gain

TV has been a huge part of generations for many years. It has evolved and become a big way as to how we get most of our information and even entertainment. You’ve probably heard your parents talk about how you had it easy because they had to “find thing” to entertain them when they were younger. Not only that but the technology world is slowly becoming bigger. This means that we are able to get access to so much more then we used to. It also means that nowadays, there is a bigger chance of everyone becoming couch potatoes.


There has been a lot of talk about how TV’s are causing people to gain more weight. It’s not certain whether the actual TV is what’s causing you to gain weight but more so the action of doing so. According to Harvard, there are studies that say, people who watch more TV are usually heavier then those that don’t. Let s explain how that can be possible.


 If you’re someone that loves to watch the occasional movie or two, this isn’t so bad for you. But those that refuse to get up off the couch listen up! One of the reasons that watching TV so much can be detrimental for your weight is because there’s a bigger chance you’re going to be snacking! You’re so preoccupied with watching what’s going on in the screen that you won’t realize that you’ve just eaten a whole bag of chips.


Not only that but there are many times where TV ads will show unhealthy foods. This way you’ll get it in your head that you should be eating them. It will also get you confused with what you should and shouldn’t be eating when it comes to proper nutrition. The TV will rarely teach you the right things to put in your body. That is why it’s very important to be well educated about nutrition and what is best for your body.


We all know how comfortable our beds are at times. Many times there will be people with YVs I their bedroom. Many studies have said that this has shown to be bad when it comes to weight loss and weight gain. Being able to enjoy TV in the comfort of your bed will make sure that you stay lying down a lot longer. If you don’t have a TV in your bed this will have you get up and do something else to entertain yourself. It’s important to limit the time you’re spent in front of any screen! Not only that but it’s going ot get in between the time that’s reserved specifically for sleep.


Our bodies are set out to sleep in complete darkness. When there’s light then it thinks that it’s daytime, making it harder for you to fall asleep. That’s why you’ll hear that you shouldn’t be on your phone for at least an hour before you go to bed. This is going to help your mind understand that it’s bedtime, making it easier for you to fall asleep.


Here at YMD we want to promote the healthiest you. This means trying to find ways that can help you in your everyday life. If you want to binge watch TV then you should be able to do so! We have Coolsculpting to make sure your body never falters. This is a great way to burn fat without so much hassle. If you want to have more information then just visit our website or give us a call! We can schedule your FREE consultation today.


Works Cited

Harvard School Of Public Health. (n.d.). Obesity Prevention Source. Retrieved from Harvard: www.hsph.harvard.edu/obesity-prevention-source/obesity-causes/television-and-sedentary-behavior-and-obesity/


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