Video Games Makes Kids Fat
It’s not to surprising that video game’s make children fat, but its not the only contributor to this epidemic;
The World Health Organization, which called out video games as a prime contributor to sedentary lifestyles obesifying the planet’s children.
Nearly a third of kids globally spend three or more hours per day playing sitting in front of a screen, whether that’s to play video games, watch television or chat online with friends. The WHO says kids aren’t getting enough exercise whether they live in a rich or a poor country.
“Growing up in a poor country does not necessarily mean that kids get more physical activity” the WHO’s Regina Guthold told Reuters.
What’s enough exercise? According to the WHO, it’s at least an hour of exercise – not counting any P.E. at school – per day for five days a week. By this measure, the WHO says just 25 percent of boys and 15 percent of girls get enough exercise.
By contrast 25 percent of boys and 30 percent of girls qualified as sedentary, which means three or more hours per day sitting on one’s ass playing games and such. The WHO conducted its study of 72,845 kids ages 13 to 15 from 2003 to 2007; the kids lived in North and South America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
I wouldn’t say gaming make’s children fat though, it’s just that children use their time gaming instead of doing regular exercise. If children played video games 4 hours a day and did 1 hour of exercise a day there wouldn’t be a problem.