Turning Off TV Helps Kids Stay Slimmer

Help your kids stay slimmer with just the flip of a switch: Turn off the television. Researchers have found a strong correlation between weight gain and time spent in front of the idiot box.

According to national data, about 31 percent of children are overweight or obese. Theoretically, that number could be significantly decreased if TV watching were replaced with active playtime.

“This study is an important piece of evidence that reducing TV hours is a powerful weight gain prevention strategy parents can use to help prevent excess weight gain among their children by changing the home environment and household television viewing norms,” said lead author Simone A. French, Ph.D.

Bryan Nash

By Bryan Nash

Staff writer Bryan Nash has devoted much of his life to searching for the truth behind the lies that the masses never question. He is currently pursuing a Master's of Divinity and is the author of The Messiah's Misfits, Things Unseen and The Backpack Guide to Surviving the University. He has also been a regular contributor to the magazine Biblical Insights.