Bed­room tele­vi­sion

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - WELLBEING -

Young chil­dren who have a tele­vi­sion in their bed­room are more likely to be­come over­weight than those whose TV watch­ing is con­fined to the fam­ily lounge. In the Uni­ver­sity Col­lege Lon­don study, girls were found to be at greater risk of gain­ing weight, pos­si­bly be­cause they are more likely to sit still while view­ing than boys, who tend to wrig­gle and jump around. Less sleep, see­ing ads for junk foods and snack­ing were also cited as po­ten­tial rea­sons for the find­ings.

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