Items Tagged ‘sedentary behavior’

Ask the Doctors - I sit at home. I sit at work. Is that really so bad?

April 10, 2018

Ask the Doctors – I sit at home. I sit at work. Is that really so bad?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: My job requires me to sit in front of a computer for at least 8 hours a day. When I come home, I usually watch television for a few hours before going to bed. Is being so sedentary bad for me? Unequivocally, yes. Many studies of many types have found increased death rates […]

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Tags: Dr. Robert Ashley, exercise, insulin, prolonged sitting, sedentary behavior, television


Ask the Doctors - Is video-gaming unhealthy for teens?

April 5, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Is video-gaming unhealthy for teens?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: My son is obsessed with electronic gaming. He spends hours a day doing this. Is this unhealthy? Dear Reader: I have a teenage son as well, so this is a question with which both you and I struggle. When I was younger, in the infancy of computer games, the games were of low […]

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Tags: addictive, adolescents, childhood obesity, children, Dr. Robert Ashley, electronic gaming, Internet Gaming Disorder, low resolution, obesity, pediatrics, prolonged sitting, psychological distress