(HealthDay News) -- It's easy to veg out in front of the TV when you're bored or looking to relax. But there are healthier ways to wind down.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these healthier alternatives to television:

  • Take a stroll to explore nearby scenery.
  • Walk to a friend's house.
  • Cook a healthy new recipe for dinner.
  • Join an exercise class.