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by Dr.Diet, Diet.com's Medical Director

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A Nielsen Media Research report reveals that the average American spends about 4 1/2 hours each day watching television - which means the average viewer is watching 40 minutes of commercials each day. Registered Dietitian Karen Collins says that television time is not wasted time because people need time to unwind and relax; however, she wonders if those 40 minutes of commercial time each day could be better spent.

How to get healthy in 4 hours a week
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Dr. Diet weighs in:

It seems we are all short on time and what often suffers is that we don’t spend enough time exercising or planning our next day’s healthier meals.

This article brings up a great point that getting healthier is really all about being creative in our time management and fitting in “healthy moments” whenever and wherever we can.

Living a healthier lifestyle doesn’t have to completely disrupt what you do on a daily basis. As Collins suggests, using commercial time to write that grocery list, make your lunch to bring to work the next day, cut up some fresh fruit and veggies or do those stretches and ab exercises you’ve been meaning to fit in, is a great idea.

You can also create healthy moments when away from home for example if you want to get off the bus one stop earlier so you can fit in some brisk walking or if you want to schedule a walking meeting with your co-worker during your lunch break or if you want to power walk through the airport during your layover.

Start planning your healthy moments both at home, at work and when traveling and before you know it you will be feeling healthier and looking lighter.

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