JOHNSON CITY -- Have you ever felt like you or your kids have been spending too much time watching tv or playing video games?
UHS is encouraging everyone to take part in National Screen Free Week. According to UHS, teens with a tv in their bedrooms report less physical activity, poorer dietary habits, and worse school performance. UHS also says, for each hour of television viewing per day, children consume an additional 167 calories.
"By getting them away from the tv, away from the screen and doing something more active, we hope that this is a move toward lowering childhood obesity," said Karen Bayer, Director of UHS Community Health.
All week long UHS will demonstrate screen free activities at the Oakdale Mall where you can learn about ways the whole family can have fun while staying unplugged.
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