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Watching TV Works Fast To Up Kids' Obesity Risk
 

Watching TV Works Fast To Up Kids' Obesity Risk

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TV creates young couch potatoes, and a new study finds it also puts them at risk for obesity.
 
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12 Sep 2016 - General
 
Maria Cristina Inserto That is absolutely true. Children mimic what their parents routinely do and they become couch potatoes if they see their role models do the same. I think our generation was the last to ever play and interact with other kids. I remember having to change shirt mulitple times during the day because I was always sweating. Children just sit in a corner these days and do not participate in activit...
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Marinelle Castro Indeed. Everything that can cause the kids to be sedentary should be limited. Even playing video games should not be encouraged. I heard some people say that it improves eye-hand coordination but it does not. Watching TV only activates the occipital part of the brain and pretty much nothing else. Also, nursery rhymes and tv shows found on YouTube did not undergo television board approval so patie...
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Basically, the formative years of a child should be given much attention to by parents/guardians. A child who is already living a sedentary lifestyle at a young age is worrisome because he can bring this awful habit with him as he grows older. I did not grow up glued to the television. We watched a few "Sesame Street" and "Batibot" then on weekends we watched the bible cartoons, "Superbook" and "Flying House", but the kids nowadays spend so much time in fr...
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I think this is not only limited to TV, but to ipads and computers as well. Kids these days rarely engage in active play, which is such a loss. The fondest memories that I have as a kid are whenever I would play with my brother. Although there's just two of us, we'd be active and play hide and seek or we'd run around the garden. In the afternoons we'd pretend to be asleep and once our yaya is already sleep, we'd play again! Those were the days. I just wish kids these days wil...
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Tahira Nawaz Great point on mentioning the potential complications of inactivity. The youngest child to be diagnosed with juvenile diabetes mellitus is 3 years old. A sedentary lifestyle at such a young age coupled with diet high in simple sugars played a huge a role in developing a lifestyle-related disease. In the short time that children will be allowed to watch TV shows, adults must accompany them to make the...
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Theekshana Abayawickrama I agree with your statement that relying on tablets and other gadgets would steal precious childhood memories away from this generation. I remember the time when watching television shows were limited for us too, just like in your case. Most of childhood was spent on building lego sets, playing hide-and-seek, running games, and even making animal shapes with shadows using our hands. We use...
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NICE; it is absolutely very informative research for both children and their parents. Television is considered as an educational, learning and entertainment tool but the researchers have found a new link between obesity and television. The children who watch TV more than two hours per day are more prone to obesity at age less than 5 years. It is confirmed that lifestyle modifications have a great impact on the weight of children and their educational performance. So it is advised to make a routi...
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Addiction to TV is a huge problem in the new young generation. I remember when I was a kid, my parents controlled what me and my sister were allowed to see. For a day we were allowed to watch cartoons for only 30 minutes. It didn't feel like very little either. We had so many things to do apart from watching TV, and we actually enjoyed doing all sorts of crazy stuff outside. Now with the technological advancement, even the few month old babies are used to electronic equipment. They not only ...
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The numbers are out for TV viewing recommendation. Children less than 2 years old should not watch television at all. Children aged 2-5 years old should only watch TV for a maximum of 2 hours per day. The consequences are quite alarming as those children who watched beyond the number of recommended hours ended up overweight or obese. As a parent, I will make sure that my kids have a strict TV schedule. Back when we were kids, we played with other children. Friendly games became our entertainment...
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