Being on The Computer and TV for Over One Hour a Day?

A few paragraphs discussing and explaining why being on the computer or watching TV for more than one hour is a bad idea.

     We have all heard it before at some point in our lives that sitting behind your computer or TV is a bad idea. Lets point out a few common reasons. One, its somewhat mentally stressing at some point which is not a good combination with sitting in a chair for hours since your brain isn’t getting much air and cannot function completely. Speaking of which, did you know that your brain is typically only using 10% of its possible functions? Another point is that you don’t get exercise. Medical professionals suggest taking a quick stand up stretch or walk every 20 minutes. If your reading this article right now then its a good idea to get up now. A normal computer screen refreshes at 60 Hz (60 frames per second). This constant flashing is unnoticeable to the human eye but is definitely noticeable by the brain. The constant flashing causes your brain to fall into a hypnotic state. The blaring screen isn’t a good idea for your eyes as staring into the screen for too long gives your eyes a hard time focusing in and out. Did you know that more than 50 percent of computer users experience eyestrain, headaches, blurred vision and other visual symptoms related to sustained use of the computer. This type of stress on the visual system can also cause body fatigue and reduced efficiency at work. In addition, there are now indications that heavy computer users are at risk for glaucoma. Medical professionals state that watching TV or being on the computer for more than one hour a day is unhealthy. There are so many other way more healthy and good choices you can make besides those long hours wasting time. A good idea can be to go for a nice easy jog (if the weather is nice) and get some fresh air. If its raining, go spend some time with your kids and do fun activities such as playing board games, making forts out of bed covers and pillows, reading a story, playing with toys etc. Study shows that even if you spend a few minutes more a day with your kids, the will be allot more respectful and lead better lives when they grow up. I have learned just by looking at myself that too much computer is a bad thing. Being on the computer too long may give you a shortened ability to think since you need to stretch your brain to keep it going. The computer may also tempt you or force you to stay up late, which is ironic since I’m staying up late right now. To conclude this short but factual paragraph, all I would like to say is get up and force your self to be more productive with your time.

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