The development of technology and the global advances not only have a positive impact, but also the negative impact.
Lifestyle, a lifestyle that is called, is one of them. Lifestyle diseases are often referred to as sitting (sitting disease) is a custom in which a person is not a lot of physical activity or not a lot of movement.
With the rapid advancement of technology, more and more people who work, play, and live in front of an LCD screen, including gadgets. Not only adults, sedentary lifestyle now increasingly astonished child. Instead of playing outside as did previous generations of children, children now spend more time sitting watching television, playing games, gadgets, or computer.
Prof Mitch Blair of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health said, "Mobile phones, game consoles, TVs, or laptops, making the children are now exposed to the screen for longer than previous generations. And this makes their living lifestyle."
risk of obesity
Lifestyle can cause health problems in the future at maturity, such as obesity. Settling far habits associated with increasing numbers of children who are overweight or obese.
Children who watch television more than two hours per day are also more at risk of having an unhealthy diet, consuming less vegetables and fruits, and less physical activity.
Not surprising really, the data also shows that about 45 minutes after the settling activity, children will usually look for a light meal. Children who play video games also will typically eat more than children who spend time resting or doing physical activity.
Other data show, 89 percent of children aged between 4-5 years of spending time by watching television for 2 hours or more per day. While watching TV or playing games, these children are also high sugar snacks, salt, and fat.
Meanwhile, children under age 8 have difficulty distinguishing which is the television programs and advertisements. As a result, it will greatly affect their appetite towards food products that are loaded with sugar, salt, and fat before.
Studies conducted The American Journal of Human Biology shows, children 9-10 years old who spend 75 percent of their time sedentary activity had a nine times greater risk of experiencing a lack of motor coordination than children of the same age who do physical activity .
In fact, childhood is a critical period of development of motor coordination skills which are essential to the growth and development of children. Residential activities could have a negative impact on the development of motor coordination ability, which is associated with decreased levels of fitness, reduced self-confidence, and a decline in children's learning achievement.