From all the activities that they are doing, research shows that excessive time on electronics will cause children to have poor focus and drain their mental energy. They will have a hard time in handling their stress. They will get angry with their peers and could even pick a fight. There is a decline in healthy physical activity, when the child has their tablet they can lay on their couch for hours on end while also eating unhealthy food, such as potato chips and soda.
Indeed, health professionals blamed computer exposure, gaming devices, tablets, and other electronic devices for the rise in diabetes and obesity among children. In addition, several studies pointed out other health problems when children are overexposed to technology such as poor eyesight, back pain, lethargy, and weak bodies. The lack of physical activities when using technology has promoted sedentary lifestyle for children. 3. Promotes negative psychological health.
The author Dorothy Nixon in the article “Fat chance” the author informs how kids do not exercise enough leading to hearth diseases and diabetes. Children have too much technology now. Technology has become a great impact on children becoming obesity. It’s expensive to become healthy due to the fact that of sports fees are expensive; also their practice equipment. Children’s don’t go out and play anymore instead kids are inside for hours playing video games or watching television more than being outside exercising.
Introduction and background of the issue Video games, use of computers and Wii games are extensively used by the youth of every nation. These new world accessories have become a menace for the health of children and this issue has been studied in many researches. Researches also highlighted that excessive use of video, computer and Wii games have detrimental effects on the health of children (RSK, 2014). However, Wii and Xbox games keep children pretty much in action but there are a lot of games which keep the children sitting for hours with poor posture. Many such issues have caused severe back problems in children and thus, several researches concluded that playing too much video games and spending half or more of the day in front of video games and screens causes psychological problems along with physical problems in children.
Obesity remains a growing epidemic that affects people who continually overindulge, causing weight gain which affects many countries and communities around the world especially the United States. During the last couple decade obesity has doubled and threatened people 's health because of adverse habits of overeating. Due to the advancement of mobile technology, fewer individuals perform physical labor. Instead, many people work from a computer where they spend long hours sitting at a desk consuming junk food non-physicality activity that leads to obesity. Consequently, some of the expense to the community regarding how obesity occurs causing medical complications of diabetes, heart attacks, and high blood pressure which produce expense on the economy.
The average number of school hours in the United States is 6.64 some schools still have school hours ranging from 6.43 to 8.17 hours a day. You can see the difference of a 6 hour school to 8 hour school quickly because students will be asleep. Do to this they start drinking caffeine which can lead to other problems in their school if they have to keep drinking it to stay awake for class which worsens sleep deprivation for them.
This causes lack of activity time and less likely for a child to be active. Another cause of childhood obesity is genetic. Racial groups play a major role in childhood obesity. Depending on what racial group a child is a part of the more risk a child has been obese. Childhood obesity can cause a physiological state of chronic inflammation (Spruijt-Metz, 2011).
Most children who have poor sleep cycle probably binge-watch their favorite TV show before bedtime. Bing watching becomes a habit after a while and it could start to affect a child daily routine. Those children with poor sleep cycle are most likely to suffer from childhood obesity. Obesity is not only caused by sugar and calorie intake but how the body process different chemicals. Children are supposed to have at least 8 hours of sleep every night if their body is not rested it won 't function well.
One of the most enlightening and world changing discovery is the accessibility to internet (World Wide Web). This very modern technology changes every facet of our lives from how we speak, socialize, dress, live, entertain and communicate. Computers were initially developed for adult users; however, teens have fully embraced this technology and many of them own devices that allow them to be connected to the internet almost 24 hours daily. They spend time on their phones and computers either texting or chatting with friends all the time on social media, which is the most modern medium by which young adults of communicate. Many parents are concerned with the amount of time that their teens spend on social media and the fact that it almost always infringe on scheduled “family time”.
Well that all changes as soon as the hormonal changes that you receive when you are a teen happen. You stay up late doing homework or playing games with your friends through xbox until your mom tells you to go to sleep. Even then it can be hard to fall asleep since you still feel awake. There are very simple ways sleep deprivation in teens can be helped even if it doesn’t completely fix the problem. ”Teens aren’t likely to change their sleep habits unless they recognize that more sleep will make them feel better…” Even logging off your xbox 15 minutes earlier and getting to bed could make you feel better.
That exhausts and confuses the mind. Moreover, social media also reduce the rest time required to restore the body and the mind programming. Particularly, when people go to bed at sleeping time, they are distracted by social media programs. As a result, that affect on the human 's brain negativity. Because, sleep is very important, and having few hours of it definitely will cause problems for the mind.