Teens: Too Much TV and Computer Use

What do your teens do during the days of their summer vacation? Do they hit the outdoors for activities or do you often find them in front of the television screen or always busy on their computers? Well, you might urge them to move out from in front of that screen because too much screen time might be bad for their health.

According to new government data by the National Center for Health Statistics, only 27-percent of kids ages 12 through 15 meet the recommended limit of two hours or less of television plus computer use daily. And only less than 2-percent reported no daily television viewing, and 9-percent reported no computer use. Research has proven that excessive screen time behaviors have been linked to high blood pressure and obesity.


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