Prescriptions for Healthy TV Viewing

rxtv-logoOver 25 years ago, I, Dr. Nancy Mramor, began appearing in the media, on TV, radio and in print to share psychological and spiritual principles that would improve people’s lives. During this time, my clinical research, study and practice led me to produce a television program on the effectiveness of TV to teach positive health concepts and practices through a multi-media televised curriculum of stress management. Thanks to a grant from the Beaver County Drug and Alcohol Prevention Project, the research was funded and the outcome was remarkable, proving that a program can be produced with the intention of creating positive health and healthy habits for students. My research, and experience as a producer, scriptwriter, editor and hundreds of media placements over the years drew me to become a resource to the media. As I have written and spoken about the power of television around the world, some things have become clear; TV is an influence that can contribute to happiness (or rob you of it, if used excessively).

Currently, the work has expanded to the effects of the Internet and technology on human behavior, health and happiness. Matters such as the physical and emotional safety of using technology have become a part of the mission.

I have designed a series of tips called Dr. Nancy’s RxTV: a series of prescriptions for viewing television in a way that empowers and contributes to health rather than robs you of it. Some of Dr. Nancy’s RxTV prescriptions include:


  • Pay attention to the messages so that you don’t take in ones that don’t serve you
  • Enjoy consciously, don’t turn yourself over completely
  • Too much TV watching results in too much inactivity. Combine TV watching with exercise, socializing and pursuing interests.

There will be more to come in the upcoming months!

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