TV Beds and the Health of Nations
Bed with television? With our (and indeed many) countries facing what is being described as an obesity epidemic, are television beds – which allow us to combine possibly our too most sedentary activities – really such a wise idea, from a national health perspective? Well, the answer is not as clear-cut as it initially seems.
Many TV beds offer the same features as modern conventional TVs – such as Freeview, DVD facilities, recording features, the ability to pause live TV. This means that just having access to a bed lcd TV doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to watch it all the time. In fact, as we all know there are some quite energetic activities you can get up to without having to leave the comfort of your bed, so the pause button in particular might come in handy.
Of course, this all depends somewhat on having the right partner to share the bed with (it should be pointed out that you can buy either double or single TV beds). However, with such a groovy bedroom accessory as a television bed, your chance of obtaining such a partner should if anything be increased. As well as being space-saving and modern, a TV bed is a very cool thing to have in your room. No bad thing when showing that special someone around after a relaxed, romantic dinner on a first or second date!
This is not to say that you shouldn’t be eating healthily and exercising regularly, and we’re not advocating that you spend all day in bed of course, but there are occasions when its worth looking a little deeper into the pros and cons of, well, treating yourself. A TV bed is becoming a must-have stylish accessory, and they needn’t cost the earth. Of course, some are pricy, depending on fabric, colours, construction, bells and whistles, but cheap TV beds are available so you needn’t spend as much as you might think to really jazz up your bedroom.
Take it from us, they look cool, they are cool, you’ll be the envy of your friends, and, when all’s said and done, you’ve worked hard all week. Don’t you deserve to relax a little after work or at the weekend? For some people, this might involve going camping or to the pub, but for many of us (this writer included) then the ability to just lie back under the comfort of a duvet, ideally cuddled up with a partner but alone can feel wonderfully indulgent too, is just a well-earned, dreamlike end to a tough day or week.
Few consumers regret their TV bed purchase; in fact, many say it’s added a whole new dimension of relaxation to their down-time and a whole new world of cool to their bedroom. And none have noticed any decline in health! If anything, the extra ability to persuade a partner to spend an extra hour or two in bed on a Sunday morning has brought all kinds of benefits to people’s relationships, as they actually share relaxation time rather than going off doing separate things. Well, admittedly there are the usual tussles about what they’re actually going to watch, but people surveyed say they usually reach some amicable compromise and then settle back to relax together. And after all, isn’t that what relationships are all about?