A study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association reported people who watch three or more hours of television a day double their risk of death at a younger age. This research reinforces the dangers associated with a sedentary lifestyle, which include high blood pressure, obesity, cancer and heart disease.
Too much technology and screen time for children can also lead to learning problems and expose children to more violence and sexual content, which can lead to fear, aggressive behavior and acting out.
Turn the TV, computers and electronic devices off and make sure your family stays under the two hours or less of screen time recommendation. Here are a few ways to limit your family’s screen time: