Parents, beware. 3 hours of TV daily may up risk of diabetes in your kids

Parents, take note! Being glued to television or video games for more than three hours a day may put your children at increased risk of developing diabetes, a study warns. Researchers found that both adiposity, which describes total body fat, and insulin resistance, which occurs when cells fail to respond to insulin, were affected by longer hours of watching television and using computers. “Our findings suggest that reducing screen time may be beneficial in reducing type 2 diabetes risk factors, in both boys and girls, from an early age,” said…

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Do You Watch TV for More Than 10 Hours a week? You Need to Stop!

Television or TV viewing is one of the most common pastimes for many. We consume any and every form of information from this so-called “idiot box” hours at end, without even realizing our limit. As soon as the television is turned on, our eyes are glued and we just can’t seem to get ourselves to turn the power button off. Excessive television watching has already been linked to a variety of health problems as well as an increase in snacking tendencies. This holds especially true for the youth of today, whose incessant…

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Cool Careers Aren’t Just for TV

At the end of the day, as you relax and unwind, perhaps you watch your favorite TV show. Maybe it’s an engaging medical drama, but it might also be a game featuring your favorite sports team. No matter what it is that you enjoy, there is a good chance you’ve thought about the possibility of working in a position like the ones you see. The medical field is certainly exciting, and who wouldn’t want to work alongside their favorite baseball or football team? Careers like these aren’t limited to TV.…

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