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Children's Obesity: Video Games & TV Linked to Weight Gain

Posted Dec 18 2008 7:34pm

Note from Connie: Parents, watch out for those potentially problematic video games and TVs. Sure enough, sitting around on the couch watching the tube and pressing levers -- and snacking at the same time -- can really pack on the pounds. Check out Karen's post about this.

My husband and I have often joked that if we ever have children, we’ll make them ride a stationary bike that powers the television if they expect to watch it.

Now I’m starting to think it’s really not such a bad idea.

In fact, it wouldn't do us any harm either.

A fascinating finding in the F as in Fat 2007 report from the Trust for America's Health (we told you about it in a previous post ) again links video games and television to child and young adult obesity.

Thanks to the technology website vnunet.com for bringing it to our attention.

Karen James for the SUGAR SHOCK! Blog

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