Tangled in Wires

The final question that Robert Oliva helps us with in our “Going to Hell in a Handbasket Because of Covid” health series is one we may all probably need help with. We’ve actually been forced to buy a new couch because the springs in our ancient one finally smashed to the floor.

We’ve all become couch potatoes and social media addicts. What’s a few ways we can break our patterns?


Social media addiction has been shown to be an actual addiction and negatively impact our mental health and our decision-making.

Having an inactive lifestyle can cause weight gain, weaker bones, poor circulation, and hormonal imbalances.

Social media addiction and sedentary lifestyles undermine our well-being.

Here are some ways to battle your social media addiction:

· Turn off notifications!
· Do a social media cleanse.
· Form a new habit.
· Take a holiday from social media.
· Go cold turkey.

Here are ways of getting off the couch:

· Take an indoor walk around the house.
· Go out for an outdoor walk.
· Stay hydrated to reduce cravings.
· Start a modest exercise program.
· Reward yourself for being active.
· Download free exercise apps.

Good luck!

And be sure to read the whole series at the following links:

Meditation is one of the best ways to achieve some balance while going through difficult times. But it can be hard to know how to begin. Do you have any advice for how to start a practice?

I have a pretty good diet but now I seem to be loading up on more carbs and sugars. Why?

Are there ways I can manage to converse with friends or family who voice contrary opinions?

What’s the most important thing I can do to help kids manage their stress level?

Help! I’m having trouble falling asleep! Any tips?