Health Tips for Watching World Cup on TV

We are in the middle of World Cup 2010 now and this time it is in South Africa and as usual, the effects or ‘World Cup fever’ is spreading over the nations. It is the time for football fans to give support to their team or enjoying the game by watching directly at the stadium or watching TV.

Believe it or not, some health problem arise during the four-weeks World Cup and it’s not for the football player but the football fans who are watching the match from TV. While players are showing their quality fitness and health on the pitch, the football fans are likely to go for other end at the same time. The health problems including high blood pressure, heart attack or lack of sleep might come in your way while watching the matches so let’s see some health tips on watching World Cup on TV.

1. Get enough sleep

As the time of matches might be different from your place, you might have to watch early in the morning in order to watch the live broadcast of the match. Some people might try to hold their strength staying up late or taking coffee to give them strength to stay up but this will only result in lack of sleep – which could bring to other health problems. The best way is to get enough sleep. Get an early sleep and set your alarm about 15-30 minutes before the match starts. By this way you can balance your time and get enough sleep.

2. Take appropriate meal

I admit that it is enjoyable to take our meal while watching TV but an important thing to keep in mind is to take appropriate meal. Too much high-calorie food, salty food and junk food will not only results in diabetes but also high-blood pressure. You might feel nothing as you’re enjoying both meals and the matches as you might giving harm to yourself slowly from inside.

3. Watch your distance

I believe most of us understand the effect of TV on our eyes so it is a wise step to watch your distance with the TV. Don’t stay too near to the TV. You will stay 90+ minutes on the TV so keep sitting too close to the TV will causes in eye strain and fatigue which leads to blurry vision. Make sure you set proper lighting in your room or watching area and in getting a good distance, use your sense and move away from your TV if your eyes start to hurt. Watch from a distance where you can comfortably read the text on the screen without have to squint.

4. Stay relax and calm

Yes, football match is full of dramatic moments so beware! Pushing yourself too hard when watching World Cup on TV could result in high-blood pressure and even heart attack. Besides that, it also brings anxiety and leads to other problems including encouraging you to smoke and overeating. So stay relax and calm and don’t push yourself too hard. I believe the football players need to stay focus and calm while playing and so do you.

Wrap Up

Watching football is an enjoying moment especially when the team which you support scores goal. There is no harm in enjoying World Cup but always stay alert and practice a healthy way of watching TV or you might have to face the consequences.

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39 comments… add one
  • Don’t forget the high absenteeism too for businesses. People claiming there ill to watch the England game. Crying wolf is a very dangerous game to play.

  • And it was supposted just to be like “panem et circense”, other something like this. I mean, like the circus in Rome, just for fun and to keep attention in the match and not in politics or economy troubles… So, on the one hand, intelectuel problems, and on the other, health problems. That could not be very good.

  • How does anyone get enough sleep and stay calm when the USA was almost knocked out because of bad officiating? I can’t keep calm until I know who the winner of the world cup is. And The USA better at least make it to the semis

  • Well a very timely and health caring post i must say.. Yes i admit that football fever has increased but to take proper care of your health is also necessary.. Great job done

  • Watching health during the World Cup is definitely important. Especially when considering the impromptu celebration party following a big win where excess alcohol is consumed. Do this enough times and you’re sure to develop some sort of problem, or at the least lose some sleep from celebrating too much.

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  • This was a very interesting post, most people don’t think about how watching sports can affect their health. I think another thing too is that you can exercise and watch tv too! keep moving and maybe enjoy a game of soccer with friends after to help with the calming and the need for exercise. Exercise is also shown to help individuals fall asleep and have a more restful sleep so it can also help with that one too!

  • Our Gym has TV’s in front of the treadmills and i find it a great way to watch a game while having a run. Can normally manage one half at least.

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    Yoga is best way to fit while you watch the TV.. and other way is do some pus-ups, setups…

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  • A great post. I completely agree with you and that’s what I keep telling my brother: instead of staying in front of the TV to watch all the games (he eats junkfoods and drinks beers while watching), he’d better go outside to play football.

  • hahaha..lol
    I really like this tips
    you know, I am a football fans and I do lot of these tips for me
    and totally works
    now, I am heading for the world cup final, hope I can still fit 🙂

  • worldcup steal my sleep time…

    but

    Love these !

  • Thanks for sharing this information. As a football maniac, I will surely try your health tips 🙂

  • Great tips! i certainly will need them now that the finals are coming, it’s important to watch one’s health and not get too worked up if your team lost!

  • this is very helpful for the kids out the kids out there who really love to watch tv up close. thanks a lot. keep posting.

  • till now i have watched all the world cup matches but for the Final i am going to keep your healthy tips in Mind. Great work dude!

  • I love it! Sit back and just be calm and relax. I watched some of the game at a party and I think you need to add having “moral support” around when your team is losing.

  • I’ll need these tips for the finals, I usually have trouble with not getting enough sleep, have to work on this one, thanks for the information!!

  • this is a very good article, World cup is end but i thinks it not useless. keep up the good word

  • it’s very funny that there are articles on health, sitting at the TV. Thank you!)

  • I know that the World Cup ended about a week ago but I tried to follow your tips. I failed really bad I didn’t get any sleep and I drank and ate the worst type of food. Now I am paying the price.

  • I have never thought that there are also health tips for watching World Cup.Well World Cup is over now but we can still follow these health tips four our good health.I think that there are most important and basic tips for health.

  • I am sorry but i wanted to eat my chicken wings and drink my beer and get excited during the game. If i was going to eat healthy during any sports game i don’t think i would want to watch it. lol

    I think i will eat healthy when i am not watching sports and enjoy my life when i am watching sports.

  • Eating healthy food, getting enough sleep, and being calm is hard to do especially if you are a busy person. If you are always under pressure you already forgot to do what is best for your health, but we must keep in mind that if we are not healthy we cannot perform our job well.

  • Informative suggestion for crazy fans.One should not compromise his or her health just for such matches.You are quite true that it is more important to pay attention for sleep,food and over all health.

  • I should have shown this blog to my husband – he got so little sleep during FIFA this year. I don’t think he realised how much sleep he was actually getting and to be honest neither did I! I am a very heavy sleeper and didn’t notice him going to watch the game so early in the morning. It was only after the world cup that he suddenly started sleeping nearly ALL weekend for the next 3 weeks. Excellent blog! Very informative of issues that we never knew!

  • excellent post

    i used ur advicce thanks

  • Thank you for sharing! Let me know so much! It is very helpful to me!I think i will eat healthy when i am not watching sports and enjoy my life when i am watching sports.

  • Thank you for sharing! Let me know so much! It is very helpful to me!I think i will eat healthy when i am not watching sports and enjoy my life when i am watching sports.Informative suggestion for crazy fans.One should not compromise his or her health just for such matches.You are quite true that it is more important to pay attention for sleep,food and over all health.

  • I didn’t have to worry about the World Cup this year. My team (Croatia) didn’t make it. However, I did catch a few games and I don’t think my friends were watching it as healthy as they could have. : )

  • Hey are you really serious about this post. If its true, then I would like to allow my brother for watching soccer or cricket world cup. 🙂 He is a great fan of both sports. He is very sporty guy.

  • Excellent, it’s a good point though. I don’t think families should watch it together. My dad and brother are always arguing and getting wound up when they watch footy!

  • Great post. You have shared very helpful tips. Me and my brother are crazy for World cup so this would be more helpful to us. Thanks for sharing this.

  • Now world cup is over, when I go back here to read your post again, I find your tips really works for me at least, but I am going to stadium in the next period, thanks for sharing these useful stuffs

  • one funny thing happened during the 2010 world cup I should mentioned here, that is my neighbourhood which is a couple divorced each other just because they support different teams from different countries, that won’t be counted in a healthy life, will it? once we face this problem, then how do we fix it?

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  • Players are showing their quality fitness and health on the pitch, the football fans are likely to go for other end at the same time. The health problems including high blood pressure, heart attack or lack of sleep might come in your way while watching the matches.

  • i don’t remember the world cup …
    i was in the hospital

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