When it comes to being healthy it is all about moderation. Balance is key. Finding a balance for the amount of screen time we watch is all part of that balance and having a healthy active lifestyle. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation (http://www.kff.org/entmedia/upload/8010.pdf), kids ages 8–18 now spend, on average, a whopping 7.5 hours in front of a screen for entertainment each day, 4.5 of which are spent watching TV. Over a year, that adds up to 114 full days watching a screen for fun. That’s just the time they spend in front of a screen for entertainment! That’s not including screen time related to homework.
We invite you to join us this coming week to participate in TV Turn-off Week! TV Turn-off week is a nationally recognized event that officially takes place on April 29th – May 5th this year but you can implement TV Turn-off Week at your house any week you choose.
TV Turn-off week is a fun way to promote reducing the use of television, video games and other screen devices. Turning off these devices is a great opportunity to improve your health and the health of your family. This can also be a great way to spend time with your family doing other activities. Cutting back on tele¬vision and video games is a great way to find the time to play outside, take a walk, or try new activi¬ties as a family.
If you’d like to participate in TV Turn-off Week you may download materials from our website at http://www.gethealthyclarkcounty.org/tv-turnoff/index.php
Happy Screen-Free Week!.