The average American watches 5 hrs a day of TV. And TV watching is once again shown to be associated with diabetes, heart disease and death!
Yet people say they have no time to shop, cook, or exercise. One place to find the time is to decrease TV watching. Instead of the family watching TV, how about a family walk (especially this time of year) after dinner. Even better, having sit-down family meals is associated with less obesity in kids.
I understand that we often watch TV at the end of a long, stressful day. But too much is deadly, especially when combined with mindless snacking. I try to watch as little TV as possible.