|Posted on June 23, 2016 at 5:50 PM|
In a society that has become overly obsessed with watching television, it is important to discuss the negative effects too much television has on your holistic health. Many doctors, psychologists, consumer experts and academics agree that TV oversimplifies reality. This over simplification debilitates our capacity for rational thought. We have become microwave thinkers expecting solutions to problems be solved in 30 to 60 minutes. That’s not reality .That’s TV.
The next one goes without saying. Watching excessive TV is bad for your physical health. It can lead to obesity, cardiovascular impairment and vision problems. In addition to poor physical health, watching too much television you lose metacognitive abilities.
Large amounts of television not only influences your spending habits as proven by the power of advertisements but Americans spend over $6 billion per year just paying for cable bills, movie subscriptions, dvd’s, and the electricity to power it all.
Last year the average American watched an average of 5.1 hours of television per day. That’s precious time that could be spent cultivating our physical, mental and spiritual selves. Not to mention, television is damaging real life relationships with the real people in our lives.
My recommendation- start off by fasting from television one day a week. Slowly increase your fasting time until you reach a point where you spend more of your time with yourself and loved ones than you do with complete strangers and the mind control of mass media!