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Hypertension Linked to Kids TV Time

A lot of us are concerned about having high blood pressure (aka Hypertension), but have you ever thought about your child having high blood pressure?

As it turns out, children who spent two to four hours a day watching TV were 2.5 times more likely to have hypertension than children who watched two or less hours of TV a day. Children who watched four or more hours of TV a day were 3.3 times more likely to have hypertension than those who watched less than two hours a day.

Furthermore, changing a child's TV time alone can lead to weight loss, without any changes in physical activity. I'm thinking if you don't have kids, or even if you do, the two hour rule is something that we can all apply to our own TV viewing schedules in an effort to be more active.

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thatgirljj thatgirljj 8 years
Woo hooo... Sugar for babies and little ones! Awesome! :-)
SummerBaby SummerBaby 8 years
when i was little my dad would get mad at us if we watched t.v .. we were allowed to at night time when it was close to bed like an hour or so.. but right after school it was homework! and then outside! he would always tell me to go ride my bike enjoy the weather do anything just get out from infront of that t.v!! lol
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
My mom was strict about TV when i was a kid. We played outside A LOT!
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