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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 for bringing it to our attention.

Karen James for the SUGAR SHOCK! Blog

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