September FBG Challenge Announced!

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It’s almost the start of another month and you know what that means—time for a new FBG challenge! As you might have guessed from the photo, September’s challenge is all about cutting back on the time you spend in front of the old boob tube.

Last month we ran a post about new research that is finding a link between TV time and obesity. Now we all know that the obesity epidemic is being caused by a myriad of things (food, inactivity, environment, chemicals, the list goes on and on!), but one thing is true: While watching TV may be fun (especially in a social setting or while at the gym), too much of it can interfere with other things that make us feel more connected, such as talking to a friend one-on-one, going for a walk and talking to neighbors, or even reading a book outside and enjoying a cool fall evening.

So, the challenge for all you FBGers is to cut your TV time in half and replace the time with an activity that is more nourishing to the body and soul. If you’re not much of a TV watcher, this challenge will be pretty easy, but for those of you who are addicted to reality TV (Real Housewives, anyone?) cutting your time in half might be a bit more interesting. I, for one, have stopped watching as much TV, but once The Biggest Loser is on in a few weeks, I’ll definitely have to cut out the mindless channel surfing to make time for those two-hour Bob-filled TV evenings.

So who’s in? Commit here—totally free!Jenn

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  1. Carrie Sazama says:

    I’m in! Definitely need to cut down my TV time.

  2. leslie says:

    You know what, I will take this. I don’t sit on the couch and watch tv, but I do watch television shows on my computer. It always starts out with “I’ll just put it on while I fold the laundry” but then three hours later I find myself just sitting at my desk watching it while nothing is getting done.

    So as an alternative I will just put music on when doing chores and only watch television shows when I actually want to watch them.

  3. Cheryl Knott says:

    Can I go on my tv fast after Mad Men is finished? It’s the only thing I watch and I promise I’ll unplug after it’s finished. I don’t know if I ready to throw out the tv yet though….

  4. Ciara says:

    I’m definitely up for it — I’m cutting off Directv on the 5th to save extra money, and my apartment has a gym with built-in tvs on each cardio machines — Hurray! And what’s even better — they are also closed captioning compatible! (I’m deaf;)