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How does watching television contributes to obesity?

Updated on April 1, 2009

Keep a check on yourself, the next time you sit in front of TV, keep control on the amount you are eating.

A fat woman watching TV while eating.
A fat woman watching TV while eating.

Actually obesity in children is not only a child's fault, but whole family and society is responsible, as from early childhood, child is forced to eat, eat, eat, and just eat. Also it is a fault of children of working parents who are dependent on maids or packed foods which include a lot of junk. Also nowadays considering a social norm every second day, we step in restaurants and we love to eat fatty food and parents too love junk food.

Another big reason is lack of physical activities. From nursery, students are piled up wid with books or they like to sit in front of personal computer, play station, or idiot box, and get obese.

So it is very important that parents check the child's diet and also their diet as it all depends what is being eaten by all members and regularly add nutritious food in their diet chart which will help them grow healthy and fit. Exercise is also an important factor is reducing or preventing obesity.

There are several ways by which watching television can contribute to obesity.

First, television viewing requires little energy beyond body's basal needs.

Second, it replaces time spent in more vigorous physical activities.

Third, non nutritious foods and beverages that appear in commercials and programs influence family food purchases and encourage usage of high fat, high calorie foods. Fourth, one tends to overeat and tends to ignore body signals telling they are full.

Thus the habit of eating processed foods that are high in fat, calories and sugar while watching TV can result in weight gain in the long run. So, be careful about what you pop into your mouth the next time you sit in front of the TV.

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    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      What this means bobby?

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      bobby 

      8 years ago

      aahhhhhhhhhhhhhh...........................hey

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      It happens with most of the people. When we are watching some really interesting movies or serial episodes on TV, we forget about how much we are eating and many people end up in being overweight due to that.

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      myownworld 

      8 years ago from uk

      interesting hub...though i admit to being guilty of snacking while watching t.v. Hmm...must remember to be careful! keep posting...!

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      9 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Yes if we are watching TV for around 4 hours also in a day and then exercising for around one hour a day, it will compensate.

    • prasetio30 profile image

      prasetio30 

      9 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I will add, why watch television become our body fat. because we not moving our body.thanks for information

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