Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Childhood obesity television

Is childhood obesity linked to watching television?

You know it is but now you have some kind of scientific evidence.

A study published in the April 2006 issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine showed that children may eat an extra 167 calories for every hour of television they watched.

167 calories for EVERY HOUR of Television!!

That amounts to a whole pile of body fat over a year.

In our war against childhood obesity television has become a number one enemy.

That television is there lurking in wait for you and your children in your living room, even in your bedrooms.

You visit your friends homes and there it is again - our enemy the television just itching to leap out and inflict the scourge of childhood obesity on our community - one innocent child at a time.

What's the solution?

Turn off that damn TV set and engage in some good old fashioned fun with your kids.

That will help enormously in raising a healthy child.

Smash the television watching and the childhood obesity in our community by enjoying some physical exercise instead of sitting in front of that killer of humanity.

In my next post I'll explain how television could be an even worse enemy in our battle against childhood obesity for a reason you probably never even suspected.

Until then remember that we're in a war against childhood obesity and enemy number one is that television.

Kindest regards,
Andrew Cavanagh