Tejas Shah

Discoverer, Researcher, Founder, Owner & Author, POWER OF HUMAN MAGNETIC FIELD

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Television Viewing has become portion of daily life in today's world.

Television Viewing has become portion of daily life in today's world.
In today's fast, modern & free world, a person is entitled to spend his/her time as per their wish.

But issue is whether this habit is beneficial to the mental and physical well-being.

Eating while viewing TV is mindless eating. You are not paying attention to the Taste of Food and the Amount of Food You Eat.

Watching TV is a sedentary activity. TV Eating Up Family Mealtime.
Families that tune into television instead of each other at mealtime
also miss important opportunities to talk and connect.

"PARENTS” table talk can help children to understand their families.
Positive family mealtime conversations can also build children's self-esteem and foster positive relationships that help children and parents talk through tough issues when they arise.

Children who eat dinner with their Parents tend to eat healthier, consuming less saturated fat and more important nutrients than their unsupervised peers. Poor eating habits are linked to several chronic diseases, including heart disease, stroke, non-insulin dependent diabetes, osteoporosis, and some cancers in adulthood.

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    Dec 7 2012: Tejas, I completely agree with you! We sat down as a family for the most part. The only times we didn't were the evenings that me and my sister Janet helped with our family business. Even then I recall my mom had a big grocery bag with a plate of food, utensils and napkin that she packed for us and the bag she packed for my dad as he went to clean another location. The nights we had dinner together (which was most of the time) we were privy to the growth of the business, employees, businesses we serviced a.k.a. my mom and dad's friends.
    I treasure those memories now! We weren't shipped off into our room as though we were a nuisance. No! If we were playing in our room my mom or dad would ask us to help them "solve" their crossword puzzle with them. Because we wanted to "help" them we would think really hard to come up with the answers. There were no T.V. trays or T.V. dinners in our family. My mom cooked everything from scratch. We had vegetables with every meal. McDonald's was a treat we had to beg for and it was only because we wanted the toy, not the food.
    Yes, at the dinner table I was silently told that I had something of value to say. I was heard. It gave me a solid foundation that I am even more thankful for today. Tejas, this is how you bring about change by starting the conversation and creating thought prompts that lead to action. Thank you for the thought prompts my friend. I will now share this with my friends!:~)
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    Dec 6 2012: Television has become an influence, like a medicine or drug or an alcohol or an energy drink; subtle but powerful. It could be a negative influence, and it could be a positive one.

    Wisdom is essential to make sure that a good thing continues to be good.
  • Dec 5 2012: Totally agree, in modern life stile anyone can spend a great amount of time in internet.
    And eating while watching not only problem.
    We more addicted to online life than live communication, that is very bad habit of our society and I'm not exception(
  • Dec 5 2012: Internet, video games have also negative impacts on our lives.
    For me the best way to limit the use of these means especially for children, is to set clear and strict rules.Parents should allow their children to use the internet, video games or watch TV no more than 2 hours a day, also children should eat their meals in an appropriate place, where there is no means of distraction, this way they can focus on their food only!
    In addition and depending on the age of children, no TV should be placed in their bedrooms, and internet should be switched off at a specific time in the evening, give them a book to read instead, it would instill the love of reading on them and enrich their vocabulary and knowledge. Week ends are not a reason to spend the whole day in front off a screen, children should be able to spend some time with their parents and family, outing activities, family meals...etc
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    Dec 5 2012: There is nothing I could possibly add to your idea to make it less yours and more mine. :o) Agreed, 100%.

    Do you also have ideas for this to change for a better without interference in private matters?