Planning activities for this upcoming weekend may just save your life.
A recent New York Times article discussed a disturbing finding relating to people’s inactivity. It seems time spent “vegging out” on the couch is harming you a lot more than you may be aware.
The latest findings… indicate the amount of leisure time spent sitting in front of a screen can have such an overwhelming, seemingly irreparable impact on one’s health that physical activity doesn’t produce much benefit.
Plan a Healthier Weekend
So, your personal health and livelihood is at stake. This is especially true for those who spend hours sitting at a desk in their jobs. What better reason, then, to make weekend plans that keep you away from the flat screen and staying active?
Get out your day planner and make a weekend activity list right now. Here are some unique suggestions for your downtime:
- have a family picnic
- shovel a neglected snowy sidewalk in your neighborhood
- take a short, brisk walk
- organize the kids’ playroom
- gather unneeded items for a Goodwill run
- take the family sledding or bike riding
- play catch (use rolled up socks indoors)
- put on music and have a family dance party
- paint a wall an interesting color
- visit a museum
- give your pets a bath
What do you have planned for this weekend? Give us some of your best ideas.
Read more: The Hazards of the Couch [New York Times]
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|Day-Timer Spokesperson Jeff Doubek can be reached at [email protected]|