Smart TVs – Do I Need a Smart HDTV?

Smart TVs – Do I Need a Smart HDTV?

If you struggle with healthy meals, too much sitting at home and not enough energy to exercise, this article might be for you. You may learn ways to clear up your lifestyle to make healthy eating and exercise an easier part of your day! I will explain, in this article, how not owning a smart phone, television or microwave has made health and fitness much easier for me.

A few years ago, I moved to Hawaii and found myself watching countless hours of television after work. The idea of getting home and not having to think or move much was enticing. I began to feel like the TV was robbing me of my time. I wasn’t meeting new people or having nearly as many cool experiences that others seemed to be having. I decided to go a little crazy and sell it. No deep thought about it, I just posted it to Craigslist and someone jumped right on it. I sold it for very little money to eliminate it quickly. You might be saying to yourself, “if I lived in Hawaii I wouldn’t own a TV either”! Well, I have moved from there and still have no TV to this day. I found myself having more time to do the things I had been wanting to do but couldn’t always work into my schedule. I research fitness, read, I have more time to get outside, hike, and walk. It also opened up more time to find recipes and cook healthier meals. The countless hours television can steal from you are overwhelming. I must mention the ads that go along with TV, they are awful! One minute you are watching one of your favorite shows and the next you are buying a new vacuum, and researching on your smart phone where that fancy new body care line is sold near you. So what if you gave up your TV? Would you have more time to exercise, think about your goals and even find cooking more enjoyable since you aren’t rushed?

When I found more time to cook, I found myself not really using the microwave. I got rid of that on a whim as well. I grew up with a microwave and understood that it is a handy kitchen item, so I put in a closet for a few weeks and told myself if I didn’t use it after a few weeks, it would be out by the trash right away. Without a microwave you won’t be eating those microwave meals that look like fine cuisine on the box but fall short, very short of that or convenience food. Yes, softening butter for baking can be tricky the first time you realize the microwave is gone, my wife can attest to that! Cooking is a traditional, somewhat sacred act for me and using a microwave takes away from that experience of serving and even enjoying a great meal. It was an inconvenience at first but as humans we can adapt to almost anything so a microwave is not a part of my life anymore. With that gone I was curious of what else I could get rid of to reduce distractions.


Michael Smith

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