Stanford University

Television is the most popular form of entertainment around the world. Every night, millions of viewers enjoy an episode of your favorite show, sporting events, or comedies. And the idyll with television shows no signs of decrease in the short term. The screens are getting bigger, reality shows multiply, and television is has quickly become the main source of information for the average American. But television also has its downside. Has it been linked to reading problems in children, attention deficit disorder, and crime. And now there is research suggesting that television can also cause weight gain in children and adolescents. A study conducted at Stanford University a few years ago showed that children who decreased the amount of time they spent watching television were thinner which not limited their time.

Taking into account the fact that obesity among young people is increasing, as well as the time spent front of the TV, then we see that we find ourselves before a public health problem. It has been shown that overweight children have greater risk of suffering diseases of the heart and hypertension. Therefore, anything that promotes weight gain in children must be eliminated and television certainly falls into that category. For most children, watching television involves something more than see the cartoons. This also includes video games, as well as music videos. To cite only one example about the magnitude of this problem we can say that it has been estimated that Americans use as average up to four hours of television a day, a large amount compared to the average of other countries. For even more details, read what John Mclaughlin says on the issue. The dependency of children to television can be difficult to break, given the fact that television has become a very important part of their culture.

It is best to go gradually decreasing the time and go using that time in other physical and recreational activities. Now to finish I would recommend that you see a free video that will show you how you can lose weight while you eat. Without extreme diets, pills, or strenuous exercises. Click here so you can see the video of this innovative program that can be implemented immediately.