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Keep Your Toddlers Away From TV If You Want them Smarter & Thinner

If you want your children to be slimmer and more intelligent, keep them away from the television set as toddlers.

A shocking study finds that television exposure at age two predicts negative consequences which range from poor school adjustment to unhealthy habits, including:

  • A 7 percent decrease in classroom engagement
  • A 6 percent decrease in math achievement
  • A 13 percent decrease in weekend physical activity
  • A 10 percent increase in snack intake
  • A 5 percent increase in BMI.

Science Daily reports:

“Since TV exposure encourages a sedentary lifestyle ... television viewing must be curbed for toddlers to avoid the maintenance of passive mental and physical habits in later childhood ...”

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