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Proving the words of countless mothers across countless nations, new research shows that spending all day staring at computers and TVs actually is bad for kids, giving them heart problems later in life. Scientists say that kids who spend many hours in front of screens have narrower arteries in the back of their eyes, and link this to future heart problems.
The study looked at almost 1,500 Australian children, and the results took into account age, sex, ethnicity, iris color, length of the eyeball, BMI, birth weight and blood pressure. The children averaged 1.9 hours of screen time every day, and 36 minutes of physical activity. Every hour of time in front of a monitor equated to a retinal artery 1.53 microns narrower, and associated with a blood pressure increase of 10 mmHg.
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Well there's your problem. I blame boxing kangaroos

Anywho, on a less serious note, I sit in front of a computer screen at work for 8 hours a day and then come home to enjoy sitting in front of a computer screen for another 4 hours a day depending, if the study is in fact true.... Fuuuuuuuuuuu
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36 minutes of physical activity? What? How is that in possible for young kids? I have a 3 year old who loves playing games, I thought he played too much, but he gets probably 4-6 times that physical activity everyday. So I guess he is just fine lol.
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Now i find out why my hear rate has been going up alot, i am quite skinny at 15 weighing 52Kgs. My school tested us and i get 70 Beats in 30 seconds with no physical activity so 140 a minute which is really bad they say, well i'm going to go work out guys. and i get 160 With physical activity :O
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Now i find out why my hear rate has been going up alot, i am quite skinny at 15 weighing 52Kgs. My school tested us and i get 70 Beats in 30 seconds with no physical activity so 140 a minute which is really bad they say, well i'm going to go work out guys. and i get 160 With physical activity :O
140 is normal

120 is perfect
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Just get up once in awhile and walk around every 2 hours. I already have a heart condition (Mitral Valve Prolapse / Atrial Fibrillation), and do this anyway.
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140 is normal

120 is perfect
oh really, my school was saying YOUR UNFIT! Thanks!
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i dont think you need to do a study to say staring a anything all day is bad for you

people need to stop doing these useless research and focus on things that actually matter, like self microwaving hot dogs
post #38 of 57
Correlation or causation going on here?

People who watch a lot of tv are generally less active...not enough activity can lead to bad arteries and heart problems.

Anyway I probably average 6-8 hours a day...my resting heart rate is around 75 or so
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Darn,I guess I had better get an LED monitor..
Read the last bit, then struggle to find any resources on which LEDbacklit monitors actually adjust brightness properly (BenQ is the only company i've found to always have the brightness adjusted properly, others don't even mention it anywhere at all... made an easy choice for me trying to find a non-TN monitor though, they only have 4, all of which use the same panel )
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Woopy doo. Though honestly my eyes have gotten a little worse in the years since ive been staring at a screen all day.
    
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