Another new study shows the negative impacts of excessive electronic device use. The Tech Times analyzes a new CDC report on the subject.
Scientists and the CDC have long been writing about how excessive screen time and lack of sleep can contribute to obesity. A new statement from the CDC suggests that cutting screen time is the most important factor in curbing teen obesity. A study of 12- to 15-year-olds found that of obese teens, 20% kept their screen time to under two hours a day, compared to 31% of their peers with a healthy body weight. The CDC suggests that TV and computer use has the double-whammy of taking away from teen sleep time and exercise time, which means it is crucial for parents to start limiting their kids’ screen time.