It’s no secret that we watch a lot of TV.
The average American adult watches almost three hours of television every day, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and 90% of adults pay for at least one video streaming service, according to Nielsen.
Undoubtedly, many people have been watching even more TV and binging on even more Netflix and Hulu shows during this ongoing pandemic. However, the increased screen time doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing. You can take this time to learn a new skill or even learn something new about yourself.
Wikibuy created a guide to unique and free streaming services that offer videos and lessons about art, cooking, meditation, yoga, and physical exercise — all activities that have the potential to boost your mental wellbeing.
When you’re anxious or stressed, for example, why not bake a cake and learn a new decorating style? There’s a streaming service for that, and it’s called CakeFlix. Like Netflix but for cakes, it offers more than 1,000 cake videos. Or, if you’d like to learn about postwar abstract painting, try the Museum of Modern Art’s online courses for free.
Check out the infographic below with a roundup of streaming service alternatives to boost your mental and physical health.