I hate watching Television

All you hear on television these days is nothing but negativity. Majority percentage in the United States, parents allows their children sit in front of the television for hours. Then they wonder where they pick up their bad habits and behavior.

Children learns what they see, what they hear.Children are like tape recorders. They repeat or act what they see and what they hear. What happen to American families today?

Growing up we did not have a television in our homes so we found many things to do playing out doors. Kick the can, Seven Up, Hopscotch, Jump rope. Is new technology good? Some may be but some may not in some cases.

Many children even adults have trouble with weigh problems. fact is, these people may sit in front of a television feeding their faces with all kinds of junk food. I have always been an outdoor person, love to read in my spare time. I love being outside in the fresh air taking photo’s of nature and doing other outdoor activities.

It is not only television, the internet, hand held games, computer games. Neighbor I know sits in his home all day playing games. Neighbor is an grown adult in his late forties. Long hours sitting in front of a computer or playing games for long period of hours can cause serious health problems, such as; seizures.

Now many may say, this is hog wash. Well, that is what I thought too. It wasn’t until two years ago, my sister started having seizures. For the life of us we didn’t know what was causing them. Finally, she confessed she would sit in front of her computer 24X7 playing games, eat in front of her computer and play games all hours of the night.

It caught up with her. One night we were sitting outside on a warm night and she turn her to look at something and could not turn her head back around. It happen so fast. I stayed calm and collective and called an ambulance right away. She ended up being admitted to the hospital and being a patient for nearly ten days.

It is okay to watch television and play games and being on the computer but make sure to set limitations and take breaks in between. Get out and grab some fresh air, take a walk or a drive. Whatever you choose just take a break from the television or computer and get out and enjoy life.


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