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Screen Time & the Body

American children spend up to 7 hours a day on devices.It’s no secret that screen time has increased exponentially over the last decade. The US Department of Health and Human Services reports that children spend 7 hours a day with electronic media. Not only do they spend a lot of time with screens, but the number of screens they look at or activities they do simultaneously is increasing. The Kaiser Family Foundation found half of students ages 8 to 18 use some form of media (watching TV, scrolling online, etc.) while doing their homework. With the continuously increasing time spent on digital devices, the concern also grows for what impact it may have on health. Continue reading Screen Time & the Body

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Screen Time: An Ever-Growing Epidemic

Technology and devices have become an almost irreplaceable part of our routines.As technology continues to invade everyday life, it seems nearly impossible to escape the glow of a digital screen. From signing into the doctor’s office on an iPad to ordering fast food from a kiosk in the restaurant, digital devices are everywhere. Even grade schools and middle schools are beginning to incorporate devices in their curriculums, and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight for the barrage of media and devices. Jim Gaffigan spoke on this subject for CBS news, saying, “Screens are a part of our lives. They are not going away.” Continue reading Screen Time: An Ever-Growing Epidemic

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How Much Screen Time Is Okay for My Kids?

Kids can complain about their eyes feeling sore or tired yet still be glued to their screens. Here's 5 tips to lessen the impact of excessive screen time discomfort.Whether it’s taking the iPad away from a 3-year-old or asking a 14-year-old to get off Instagram for dinner, parents today engage in an ever-raging battle over screen time with their kids. Some kids even complain about their eyes feeling sore or tired, yet they’re still glued to their screens. Here are 5 tips to help reduce the impact of excessive screen time discomfort. Continue reading How Much Screen Time Is Okay for My Kids?

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The Effects of Screen Time for Kids

Even though some devices have learning qualities, parents are beginning to worry their kids' excessive screen time.As the holidays approach, there are many digital gadgets children may be asking for or receiving. Some of the more popular gifts include flat-screen TVs, tablets, phones, streaming devices (Firestick, Roku, Apple TV, etc.), and gaming systems. Even Fisher-Price is offering the Think & Learn Smart Cycle, which syncs with a tablet for kids to play learning games while they ride the attached stationary bike. While some of these devices add learning opportunities, most of them come with added screen time, which may be cause for concern. The effects of excessive screen time are usually considered when adults work on computers for 8+ hours a day, but parents are starting to notice their children’s symptoms. Continue reading The Effects of Screen Time for Kids

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What to Know About Resveratrol

Research discovers new compounds every day, and resveratrol benefits are still being investigated.

The number of nutrients in the world are nearly infinite. It seems like every other day, researchers discover another vitamin, mineral, antioxidant, chemical, etc. with possible benefits and side effects. One of the newer discoveries in our lifetimes is resveratrol, and its effects are still being researched. Continue reading What to Know About Resveratrol