Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Extra Hour of TV Reduces Kids Skills

Toddlers who watch television daily for more than two hours may risk diminishing their skills. According to Professor Linda Pagani of the University of Montreal and the CHU Sainte-Justine children's hospital, this is the first time ever that a study has looked at and found a relationship between too much toddler screen time and kindergarten risks for poor motor skills and psychosocial difficulties.

A recent study shows that extra hours in front of TV may cause a child to have low grades, bad health and poor social skills.

Television's attractive feature is its moving images. A child who is used to hyperactive animation and fast sequences tends to find the real world unexciting and thus, have shorter attention span. This translates to reduced participation in school activities, aside from the fact that the kid spends little time doing homework.

She said that these findings suggest the need for better parental awareness and aggrement with existing viewing recommendations. Pagani discourages watching television during infancy and recommends not more than two hours per day beyond age two. She said that it seemed as if every extra hour beyond that has a remarkably negative influence.

More time in front of the TV also implies less time engaging in physical activities. Moreover, toddlers develop more liking for chips, carbonated drinks and other junk food that are best eaten while watching one's favorite show.

Some of the children who participated in the study were two or even three standard deviations away from the average, and their kindergarten indicators were correspondingly worse than those who were one standard deviation away, researchers found. So keep away your children from TV quite some time.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Eat Less, Live More

Every one wants to live a long and healthy life. The best thing one has to do is make a gap between your personal and professional life. Do not bring your professional task in your home. Enjoy this time with your family and at home. Give some time to your friends also. One can spent little of time with your near ones help them to be relax and avoid stressful life. Only find little time for yourself and do things that are best for you.

One great solution to adding years to your life at any age is chewing more and longer.

Apart from all these things, eating 40 percent less food could extend a person's life by 20 years, according to scientists. Researchers at the Institute of Health Ageing at University College London are developing a treatment they hope will combat the 'disease' of getting older. They are looking into how genetics and lifestyle can be adapted to offset the effects of ageing and add years, possibly decades, to a person's life.

Age-related diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer and neurodegeneration can also be combated, it is claimed. Dr Piper said:"If we discover the genes involved with ageing, we should be able to delay ageing itself. This is what we have found."