Work out, or no TV for you!

I have thought for a long time that a good way to get people to be more active is to prevent them from watching TV or even getting in their house at the end of the day if they haven’t exercised. Maybe the door wouldn’t unlock if their pedometer didn’t show at least 10,000 steps. Totally unreasonable, I know.

Or is it…

Lifehacker featured an article yesterday about how to rig up a system that cuts the power to your TV (or anything else you want) if you haven’t met your activity goals. It utilizes the FitBit activity tracker and the Belkin WeMo internet-controlled power outlet and requires some effort to set up, but it seems like it would be effective.

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