Altered Childhoods According to a study published last year in the Journal of Child Development, teens today are experiencing a slower path to embracing adult responsibilities than ever before. And the researchers concluded that cell phone and tablet engagement was at least partially to blame. With social connection always just a few clicks away, it is said that teens today are less likely to leave their homes and seek that connection in the “real” world.
Hit the Snooze – Only on Weekends It turns out, sleeping in can actually be good for your health. A new study shows that those who get less than six hours of sleep can actually benefit from sleeping in on the weekends. The study reported that people who sleep less than six hours or more than 10 hours per night have a higher mortality rate than those who sleep the recommend seven or eight hours per night.
In a poll done by Common Sense Media, 50% of teens said they feel they are addicted to their mobile devices
Source: www. medlineplus.gov.
A New Meaning to “TV” Dinner It’s time to step away from the TV while you eat. According to a new study, adults who do not flip on the TV during dinner and those who eat homecooked meals are less likely to be obese. The study also showed that the frequency of family meals doesn’t make much of a difference … but it does make the parents happy. Source: www.sciencedaily.com.
Walk This Way There’s a new workout sensation, and it’s a step in the right direction. More Americans are taking up walking for exercise. In the past 10 years, the percentage of women who walk increased from 57 percent to 65 percent. Among men, the percentage increased from 54 percent to 63 percent. While it’s not clear why people are walking more, health experts are certainly pleased with the trend.