Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Kill Your Television

Or at least wound it. There are a great number of reasons to not watch more than an hour or so of television per day, especially for children. Kids who watch more TV have higher blood pressure, lower vocabularies (though that may be due to just less intelligent and less engaging parents also being the ones who put their kids in front of the TV more), obesity, aggression, sleep disruption, and so on. Seriously, if you've got kids, be a good parent and ditch the television.

Even for adults, besides the obesity and sleep disruption, wouldn't it be better to use that time to actively do something? Learn something. Make something. Exercise. Have a positive interaction with another person. Please. Relationships are the most important part of our lives. Be healthy.

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