TV As a Child Decreases Fitness?


A new study published by the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity suggests that ‘television babysitting’, a common practice among parents, could be harmful to their children’s fitness. The study examined reported television viewing hours between the ages of 29 and 54 months and compared those with results from the Standing Long Jump test done in the second grade and waist circumference measured in the fourth grade. The results suggest that watching excessive television in “early childhood, may eventually compromise muscular fitness and waist circumference in children as they approach pubertal age.”

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