Most of the people enjoy watching electronic screens and eating snacks. In fact, it has become an evening ritual for many of them.
“For my clients who look forward to eating while watching TV In the evenings, it’s because it’s their way to relax and turn their brain off,” says nutrition therapist Alisa Rumsey, MS, RD, and owner of Alissa Rumsey Nutrition and Wellness.
Teenagers who regularly sit for long hours watching electronic screens and consuming unhealthy snacks are at increased risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and stroke.
As per a study people who spend long hours watching screens and eating unhealthy snacks are at the risk of developing metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions that occur together, increasing heart disease risk, stroke, type-2 diabetes. Theses conditions include increased B.P., excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol which are precursors to heart disease.
“The take-home message is limiting your screen time is important, but when it is not possible, avoiding snack consumption may help you to reduce your risk of metabolic syndrome,” said lead researcher Beatriz Schaan.
It was found in a study that teens who spent six or more hours in front of screens were 71% more likely to have metabolic syndrome compared to those who spent less time watching electronic screens.
Wishing all a healthy disease-free life.
(For awareness purpose only).