Originally published online by the Erie Times-News.
March 7, 2017
Digital recreation — via cellphone, tablet, computer or video game console — often ranks among the top factors contributing the nation’s growing ranks of overweight and obese children.
Children these days too often amuse themselves while sitting still, not by running, jumping or taking part in other physical activity, like bike riding or swimming. Add to the mix the abundance of fast food and fewer healthy meals being cooked at home and you have the ingredients for a dangerous health trend.