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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

More Screen Time Means Lower Fitness

Small-screen recreation and fitness in youth is researched

http://www.newswise.com:80/articles/view/547102/?sc=dwhn NewWise reports research studying how TV, videogames, e-mail, text messaging and net surfing affects aerobic endurance in adolescents. Seems like two hours or more screen time is the cut point above which younger kids are significantly less likely to be fit. Older boys were less affected, no matter how long they spent on screen recreation. Research was conducted by Louise Hardy, Ph.D., University of Sydney, and was reported in the Am J Prev Med 36(2), 2009.

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