Reduce Screen Time Tip Sheet
Although you might not be able to change how much time you spend on the computer for work or school, you can spend less time on screens during other times of the day. Try these ideas to reduce screen time and get moving.
- Track how much time you spend in front of a screen. Log the number of hours you spend in a week (outside of work or school) watching television, playing video games, or using the computer.
- Set a goal to reduce screen time. Write down alternatives to watching television, such as taking a walk, or playing with your dog.
- Use the time you watch television to be physically active in front of the television. Walk in place (or on a treadmill) while watching your favorite shows, or do jumping jacks during commercials.
- Limit eating while watching television. Many people overeat when watching television. If you choose to eat while watching television, portion out a small amount.