TV - is currently the largest robber of personal time!

We all acknowledge that being active improves; physical health, energy levels, mood, self-esteem and ultimately simply make you feel good.

But we also acknowledge we lead busy lives with work, family and community responsibilities all crying out for our attention.

It is any wonder that after a full day of activity all we want to do is relax, usually in front of the TV.

Did you know that on average people spend about 8 hours at work, a further 2 hours getting ready and travelling to work and once you factor in 8 hours of sleep – it only leaves about 6 hours a day in which we have to squeeze in eating, daily chores and of course some YOU time.

This only highlight’s just how scarce your leisure time actually is!

Adults spend more time using technology devices than they do sleeping, research suggests.

Recent research scarily highlights that although people are spending more time consuming media than ever before, the traditional TV is leading with 170 mins a day, closely followed by internet consumption of 140mins a day.

Statista Business Insider June 2017.

So, for a bit of fun – lets wage a war on the TV, go-on turn it off, and go and do something far more interesting instead…

We are not saying throw out the TV, as we all quite enjoying a bit of TV now and then.

But what we saying, is that don’t spend all of your spare time watching someone’s else’s life – start participating in your own.

Meet the GOGA Family – a typical family created to highlight the common everyday challenges we all face and what ultimately prevents us from ‘Getting Out and Getting Active’.


Olive GOGA

Gareth GOGA

Audrey GOGA

Keep an eye out for the GOGA family cartoon strip – where you’ll be able to keep with their antics!

As part of the Get Out Get Active (GOGA) project, we are looking for budding cartoonists to help spread the word about becoming more active using cartoons.
The Get Out Get Active (GOGA) project is aimed at getting the people of Thanet more active and we are looking for budding cartoonists to help spread the word about the project using cartoons.
Your challenge is to create a 4 panel cartoon (like the one below) to tell a short story of ‘how people avoid being active’ here’s an example below:
Once you have completed your cartoon, pop it in an envelope,
mark it ‘GOGA Cartoon’ and post it to:
Your Leisure, Northdown House, Northdown Park Road Margate, Kent CT9 3TP
or alternatively you can email it to:
Please Note:

1. Ensure you write your name, contact details and your age on the back of your cartoon.​

2. Closing date for entries: Saturday 31st March 2018.