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10 Ways to Lose Weight With Home Decorating

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10 Ways to Lose Weight With Home Decorating

Perhaps the nation’s “obesity epidemic” is something that can be cured by a few changes in home decoration.

I was reading the New York Times this morning, as I am wont to do, and I clicked on a disturbing article about obesity. It was disturbing on two counts: One, the raw data was disturbing — the New York Times reports that 66 percent of Americans are overweight or obese, and that 33 percent of American women are obese. The other disturbing aspect of the article was that the author concludes that the womb, in other words innate factors in a person’s composition, are what determine whether a person will be obese or not. Americans love this kind of thinking — it’s not my fault, blame it on genetics.

Contrary to the New York Times, I believe that obesity can be avoided by changing one’s lifestyle. What’s more definitive of lifestyle than the home? Here are 10 home decorating ideas that could prevent or cure obesity:

1. Place your television in a room without a couch

This sounds ridiculous, I know, but it works. Laziness is something you can use to your advantage: If it takes effort or discomfort to sit and watch TV, you’ll spend a lot less time doing it. Put your TV in your unfurnished basement or attic. You’ll spend a lot less time sitting and watching it.

2. If you must keep your TV in the living room, unplug and cover it

One thin woman I know keeps her TV unplugged and covered by a piece of decorative fabric, with a statue on top of it. She takes out the TV and watches a video once in a while, as a treat, and then unplugs it and covers it up again.

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7:51AM PDT on Jul 27, 2013

Great tips! I would accept living without a TV, but my family likes to watch it.

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3:41AM PDT on Jul 11, 2011

interesting! thanks!

10:21PM PST on Feb 6, 2011

thanks for sharing.

7:24PM PST on Feb 5, 2011

Interesting articale but...I don't watch TV (REALLY!) and the food is always in the kitchen. There is always a bowlof fruit on the table. I am overweight anyway!

8:45AM PST on Feb 5, 2011

Not such a bad idea... now I am thinking about putting exercising bikes instead of the couch in the TV room. I don´t like to watch TV in the living room nor in the bedroom so I don´t have it there.

4:35AM PST on Feb 5, 2011

TVs are ugly anyway. i really like the idea of covering it w/a decorative cloth. Just don't make it a tablecloth. lol! :D

4:05AM PST on Feb 5, 2011

1, 2, and 3 are totally impractical.

2:47AM PST on Feb 5, 2011

Interesting ideas - thanks:)

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