I’m sure you’ve heard this one before: “Couch potato” is a pejorative term for someone who sits on the couch all day and watches TV. While this stereotype may be true for some people, there are other reasons why being a couch potato might be good for your health! We’ll discuss three of those here:
It burns calories.
Did you know that people who sit on the couch all day burn more calories than those who are more active? Well, it’s true—couch potatoes burn about 100-200 calories per hour, while runners and cyclists can expect to burn 600-1,000 calories per hour.
The good news is that even if you’re not an athlete or fitness fanatic, sitting still for long periods of time can help keep your weight down by burning off some extra fuel through respiration. That means when you sit in front of the TV for two hours straight on a Saturday night after work—which happens to be one of our favorite activities in this house (and yours too)—you’ll still get some exercise benefits from watching with us!
The only thing you need is TV.
The only thing you need is TV. It’s a simple concept, and one that can be applied to any number of situations. You don’t need to go anywhere; you don’t need to spend money; you don’t even have to worry about what shirt to wear (though if it’s too cold outside, we recommend dressing up). All in all, being a couch potato is an excellent way for anyone who loves their time on the couch—and who doesn’t love their time on the couch?
It’s kinder on your joints.
A couch potato’s life is one of ease. You don’t have to worry about your posture, or whether or not you’re sitting in the right way.
With a couch, all you have to do is sit down and relax—no need for complicated poses or contortions!
With a chair, it’s easy enough just to bend forward and place one foot on the ground as though it were resting at an angle (or two). But what if there weren’t any floor? What would happen then? That’s where lying down comes into play; lying down on a couch means that even though your feet aren’t touching anything but air below them, they’ll still be able to feel comfortable without having any pressure put on them by sitting upright like normal people do most days anyway (and anyway).
It can help spread the wealth of education in society.
TV is a great way to learn. You can use it to teach new skills, or learn about the world, history and science.
For example: If you want to be a doctor when you grow up (and who doesn’t?), then watching TV shows about doctors will help you build your knowledge base on how doctors work in real life.
Of course, there are many other ways that being a couch potato can help spread the wealth of education in society. For example: If you want to be an entrepreneur when you grow up then watching TV shows about entrepreneurs will give you insight into how they work and make decisions as businesspeople.
You’ll be more current than your technology-savvy friends.
If you’re like most people, your friends are probably more up-to-date than you. They have access to the Internet and can answer questions about current events that would stump even a well-informed couch potato.
If you want a better chance at being able to discuss current events with your friends and family, then give this section of our site some thought!
You’ll have a much better chance of winning a trivia game.
You will have a much better chance of winning a trivia game.
You can also listen to music while you read, watch TV, or do other things like make coffee in the morning. And if you’re an avid podcast listener, you’ll be able to do all of these things while still being able to answer questions about Shakespeare’s sonnets!
Couch potatoes are actually quite healthy!
The health benefits of being a couch potato are numerous, and they don’t just come from the simple fact that you’re watching TV. Couch potatoes also tend to be more social than non-TV watchers, which is good for your mental health (and it can help you meet new people). And did we mention that watching TV can be relaxing? In fact, doing so could actually improve your overall mood by making you feel less stressed out!
And finally: if you’re looking for ways to learn something new while watching television or an internet show on Netflix or Hulu—or even just lying on your couch thinking about things—then all this down time will be well spent indeed!
So there you have it, folks! Couch potatoes are actually quite healthy. You don’t need to eat healthy foods or exercise at all to look after your health. All you need is TV and a nice quiet spot where you can doze off while watching the latest episode of “Game of Thrones”. The world is a beautiful place!