As far back as 1999, a study by the American Academy of Pediatrics concluded: “We believe that reducing television viewing should become a population health priority.”
A group of Oxford University researchers have found that kids who have television sets in their bedrooms are much more likely to sleep less than those who do not. On average they are deprived of a month’s sleep per year. A whole month’s sleep in every year.
It might surprise you to learn that children who do not get enough sleep are more than twice as likely to end up smoking, drinking alcohol and using drugs by the age of 12 to 14.
Watching television before going to bed – or worse still watching it when we are in bed – in itself actively reduces our chances of a good night’s sleep
Here are ten reasons to throw away your TV:
1) Television makes us fatter.
2) Television decreases our ability to think for ourselves.
3) Television weakens our self-esteem.
4) Television removes our sense of cultural identity.
5) Television depletes our immune system.
6) Television deprives us of sleep.
7) Television affects our sex life.
8) Television creates fear, not peace.
9) Television decreases our respect for senior citizens.
10) Television is directly linked with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
How much television do you watch? How much do your children watch? Should we all be paying much closer attention to the amount of television we are exposed to?
Television, the Silent Killer in your Living Room is a full e-book that will tell you all you need to know. All of the claims are supported by scientific research from major bodies. This is a book that you must read, whether you have children or not…and I urge you to tell your friends and family about it too.
Further information at www.richardcawte.com
Note: Richard Cawte is founder and joint editor of The Q Wealth Report. Please also see Q Wealth Report issue 43 (available for download in the Members Area) for an indepth study of the dangers of television.