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John Simpson, chief editor of the Oxford English Dictionary, said the term couch potato was first included in 1993.
The Couch Potato Poll, sponsored by DuPont Dacron Fiberfill, was designed to determine consumer couch/sofa habits and identify individual purchasing preferences.
However, PGC-1-deficient couch potato mice were not obese and still respond normally to insulin - meaning they are not at risk for developing diabetes despite their sedentary lifestyles and mitochondrial problems.
MySupermarket spokesman Jonny Steel said: "The rise in popularity of couch potato favourites such as chocolate, crisps and cookies can probably be attributed to families spending more time at home in front of the TV as they try to make the most of their money.
The average annual spend per household on couch potato snacks has increased from pounds 272.
We are looking to hire the ultimate average Joe who isn't afraid to eat more and become a professional couch potato for a living.
A protest from furniture makers on the basis that couch potato suggests using a couch is bad for you?
Pythons, which are basically couch potato hunters, provide an extreme example because they find a likely spot and wait for dinner to saunter by.
He said: "I like to think of myself as a couch potato.
From sci-fi stuff to lots of laughs to reality shows with a twist, it's couch potato heaven.
Vegas and his knitted ape earned cult status as couch potato flatmates in adverts for the ITV digital service.
September is Couch Potato Month at all 800 Sam Goody and Musicland stores nationwide, hosted by Cher and The Cranberries, who encourage people to "Exercise Your Right to Sit" -- on a couch that is, while watching a good movie or listening to some great music.