March 29, 2013
The Effects of Watching Too Much TV
Discoveries and inventions of technology are always welcome to us humans, but we always find
a way to abuse of its benefits and can be adversely affected by it. One of most popular modern
inventions created is television, it has changed the way people spend their time. Today, hundreds of
television channels exist and millions of people around the world spend a lot of time watching TV.
Watching TV is something which everyone does, but did you know TV can be harmful for people. The effects of watching too much TV are time , brain disorders, and vision damage.
The first effect of watching too much TV is the time it takes away from doing other things.
According to a study, the average American watches 153 hours of TV each month. The time spent in
front of a television screen also includes time spent watching acts of violence, vulgar actions and
profanity. In average, people watch about 4-5 hours of TV a day, with young children tending to watch
more. This results in a high level of mental programming, and wasted of time that could have been
devoted to more constructive and other beneficial activities. Women and kids who watched violent TV
shows are most likely to punch, choke and beat another adult at a rate more than four times than other
women. In other words, just limit the amount of TV watching, and spend the rest of your time doing
activities which will provide long term benefit in life.
A second effect of watching too much TV is getting brain disorders. Viewing too much TV
reduces higher brain activity, and promoting activity in lower brain regions. In the other hand, it can
make you less intelligent and behave more like an animal. Watching too much TV, it appears to be Salazar2
harmful for children as the brain has not yet fully developed because in children tends to impair frontal
lobe development. In this region of the brain it is responsible to control someone's ability to
concentrate. This damage in the brain