It's a sad time for cartoon fanatics: A new study has found that watching just one hour of television per day makes a child more likely to be obese. With American kindergartners watching an average of three hours per day, some serious changes are in order—and tearing kids away from the tube isn't going to be easy. According to experts, the first strategy parents should deploy is modeling good behavior by cutting their own screen time. Another option? Outlaw all snacks in the TV room, so immobility isn't compounded by empty calories. Did you watch a lot of TV as a kid? Do you think it impacted your level of physical fitness? What's the most painless way to pull kids away from the TV? Sound off in the comments.
Just 1 Hour of Daily TV Boosts Kids' Obesity Risk, Study Suggests
November 10, 2016