Trash Your TV!
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Those TV sets look innocent enough. However, numerous scientific studies prove that TV watching has become an unhealthy addiction. The latest figures from Nielsen Media Research show that the average American watches 4 hours 35 minutes every day.
Meanwhile, the average US parent spends only 38 minutes per week in meaningful conversation with his or her children.
Healthwise, several studies have shown that a person who watches 3 or more hours of TV per day is twice as likely to be obese as someone who watches only an hour per day or less.
Children watch an estimated 18,000 murders on TV by the time they turn 18 and over 200,000 acts of violence. According to a long-term study, watching large amounts of television violence at age 8 was the strongest predictor of aggression 22 years later--stronger even than exhibiting violent behavior as children.
Marketers deliberately target young children for their advertising campaigns encouraging them to NAG their parents for products. The “Nag Factor” was responsible for an estimated $300 billion in sales in 2001.
Worse, the simple act of watching TV has negative effects. It causes the left side of the brain to "go to sleep," causes ADHD symptoms in young children, and is addictive.
Unfortunately, that's just the beginning of the negative effects of TV....
The effects are truly staggering! I have compiled the negative effects in a small easy-to-read ebook, The Awful Truth About Television, which you are welcome to download using the link on the right.
Because TV can be so addictive, many people find it difficult to control their watching. To address this, I created the TV-Free System. If you are having trouble getting control of your TV watching, let the TV-Free System help you get in control. The system comes with a money-back guarantee. So, you have nothing to lose and potentially 4 1/2 hours every day to gain. This is time that you can use to create a healthier lifestyle, connect with your family, serve your community, or follow your dreams.
I am ready to get in control of my TV
To help young children break the TV habit, I recently created the book A-Z to TV-Free which is available at Lulu.com. A-Z To TV-Free uses the alphabet to remind kids of all the fun activities which await when they turn off the TV.
Learn more about A-Z To TV-Free