Television, video games and Internet browsing are how many adults and children pass their free time. But what does screen time do for our health? Plenty, and it’s not good, according to the research.
Dr. Smith is concerned about the risks associated with screen time and encourages adults and children alike to limit TV, video games and computer use for their well-being. The latest research reports the following hazards of excessive screen time:
- Shortens life expectancy
- Creates unhealthy eating habits
- Increased risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease
- Inappropriate content affects youth choices and behaviour
- Sleep disruption
Pick up this week’s issue of Optimal Health University to read more about how screen time can affect your health.
Dr. Barbara Smith