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Television and Computer Time
You can learn many interesting things from a television show or website. Some computer games also help you learn. You might use a computer and the Internet to help you with homework.
Some kids spend almost all their free time watching television or using a computer. Here are two reasons why this is not good:
1. Not Getting Enough Exercise
When you sit in front of a television or computer, you do not move very much. This means your body is not getting exercise. People need exercise every day to stay healthy. Exercise can help your body fight germs that make you sick. Getting exercise will help you sleep better at night. It is easier to learn at school if you had good sleep the night before.
2. Not Spending Enough Time with Friends
Spending time with friends is an important part of growing up. It helps you learn how to get along with other people. If you are sad or worried about something, talking with a friend can help you feel better. Playing and laughing with friends are fun ways to spend time. Do not spend too much time in front of the television or computer. Spend time with friends instead.
It is fine to watch television and play computer games just for fun. Just make sure you do not spend too much time on the computer or watching television. Go outside, enjoy the fresh air, and do something active with a friend. You will be healthier and happier if you do!
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