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More Time on Smartphone, More Likely to be Obese

Updated: Dec 9, 2022

According to the Journal of Pediatrics, a new study found that adolescents who spend more time on their tablets and smart phones were most likely to become obese. This is due to the fact that teens who use their devices 5 or more hours a day are two times as likely to have decreased physical activity and an increased consumption of sugary beverages. Smartphones and tablets are taking on the same role as excessive television watching. None of this is a surprise, since using our tablets and phones increases sedentary behavior and gives us the opportunity to snack more. As our society becomes more dependent on computers and devices, it is harder and harder to eliminate them from our lifestyles. It is more important than ever to make sure our children get outside and exercise, and to limit the use of electronics!

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