TV in kids' rooms has negative impact on health

MOMS

Does your child have a television in his or her bedroom? If so, you could be allowing an unhealthy environment. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that television be off limits in kids’ bedrooms.

Studies have shown that teens who have a TV in their room watch about five hours more per week than kids who don’t… and also spend less time being physically active, eat fewer vegetables, drink more sweetened beverages and eat fewer meals with their families. That means kids who have a television in their room are more likely to be overweight.

Teenage boys in this category have also been found to have lower GPAs.

If you have a TV in your own bedroom, you may want to think about removing it too. Bedroom televisions can negatively affect adults too.