Exercise and limited TV time may keep...

Exercise and limited TV time may keep kids trim

There are 6 comments on the Leader Post story from Aug 24, 2008, titled Exercise and limited TV time may keep kids trim. In it, Leader Post reports that:

Children who regularly exercise and limit their time in front of the TV and computer are much less likely to be overweight than their peers, a new study suggests.

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Lititz, PA

#1 Aug 24, 2008
Really? You don't say?-_-

Orange Park, FL

#2 Aug 24, 2008


Since: Jul 08

Newport News

#3 Aug 24, 2008
I can't believe I didn't think of that!!!!! moron...

Mercer Island, WA

#4 Sep 1, 2008
It is a huge challenge for parents to enforce time limits because we have a conflict of interest - when kids are on the computer/TV we get quiet uninterrupted time in the house. Kids also put up a fight when parents try to enforce limits, and this isn't fun for anyone. I end up feeling guilty when I let my kids stay on the computer for hours at a time. I built and now use a simple timer program that lets me set time limits (like 1 hour/weekday and no more than 30 minutes at one sitting). The program gives the kids audible reminders like "5 minutes left" and logs them off when their time is up. It has ended all the fighting over computer time in our house. You can download it from http://www.TimesUpKidz.com

Minsk, Belarus

#5 Feb 1, 2009
To my mind, one of the main reasons of childhood obesity in USA is that practically all children spend their leisure time surfing the internet or gaming. As my kids are tempted to stay inside rather than playing and exercising outdoors, I use parental control software Ez Internet Timer and the problem is resolved. My kid has no reason to complain, because we all agreed on how much time he would have on the computer each night. I don't have to watch the clock, and my son is learning a little something about time management. If anyone's interested check out the site here http://www.internettimer.net

Minsk, Belarus

#6 Mar 11, 2009
Thank you folks for the Ez Internet Timer. It does seem to be a program worth considering. I downloaded the program from thir website. Awesome software from the first glance. If my 12 year old guru didn't break it during it 2 weeks of trial, I will buy it. Thank you again!

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