Healthy TV Habits Can Be A Hit in Your Home
Developing healthy TV viewing habits is easy when it’s a family effort. In addition to providing you with quality, family-friendly TV programming, DISH TV has also gathered these tips to help you and your family get the most out of the TV you watch.
Tips for Developing Healthy TV Habits
Make it an event. If your family is gathering to watch a favorite TV show or a movie, make the most of it. For example, involve everyone in putting together healthy snacks to enjoy. It’s an easy way to connect before watching TV together.
Explore TV experiences. If you and your kids love watching cooking shows, try making a recipe together that you’ve seen demonstrated on TV. Or, if your family loves to travel, mix watching TV about your favorite destinations with reading travel guides together.
Have fun. Today’s kids have packed schedules, lots of homework and more stress than ever. Planning an end-of-the-week viewing of something fun (such as cartoons for the little ones or a favorite Disney show) can help your kids relax.
Talk about it. Whether you and your family are rating the show you’ve just seen or discussing a topic raised by a TV character, post-viewing discussion is important in developing healthy viewing habits. Noting your kids’ reactions can help you know what to talk about. And if it was strictly comedy, have a few laughs recalling your favorite moments.
Evaluate. Use your DISH guide and the TV ratings to help you decide what’s appropriate viewing for your family.