5 ideas for curing couch-potato syndrome

Published: Sunday, Jan. 22 2012 11:42 a.m. MST

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Children who watch their parents vegetate in front of the TV or computer are more likely to assume that is proper behavior. GET UP OFF THE COUCH and start doing something. It doesn’t have to be grand or expensive. It just has to be active!

Start simple and include all the members of the family (or friends in similar circumstances). Most importantly, don’t make excuses for why you need to sit and watch television. Your excuses become their excuses, and then you have no credibility.
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