Fighting Couch Potato Culture

Sweaty fingers manipulate sticky joysticks, keys hammer away, and eyes remain fixed to bright screens. Before they get tired, hungry or thirsty, hours pass by. The call of nature is held back and the voices of mothers are hushed down. Mania of video games caught the younger generation in a barrel like a fish. Young people play vividly imaginative games, jumping roofs and beating the bad guys throughout the day, and yet they don’t step out to walk on the same ground they’ve imagined through their games.

The rise of computer games has seen from a young age a generation riddled with health issues such as obesity, sleeping disorders, visual impairment, and back issues. Such young people have little physical activity, less sleep, and are exposed to high cognitive activity levels and sometimes stress. The issues are running over each other in the long run to become more serious.

It is up to parents to instill a love for traditional games in their children. Running, jumping and rolling around in the sunlight. It is important that children get plenty of exercise in their formative years so that their muscles are better developed. Sedentary habits can lead to a host of problems growing older from a very young age.

There is also the problem that computer games are extremely addictive and can lead to declining grades, lack of social skills and a general indifference to daily activity. Many parents complain that their kids are doing nothing other than playing computer games, not even spending time with the family. It often happens that a child puts off his / her lunch before they play the game through which the food has gone cold and the meal time has gone on for a long time.

To young children, traditional games such as soccer, baseball, basketball and most other sports are very great. Although video games are not all negative, the time they spend on these games is not moderated by kids. Parents try to restrict the kids, but for a long time most of them can not deny their kids. The best bet is to make them love the outside more than their fantasy worlds indoors.

Try to introduce the kids to the idea of physically based games gradually. If they are not going to step back from their consoles then use the games based on the motion sensor to expose them to sports. There will be a gradual interest after which they may prefer something digital to the real thing. Coax them to reduce video game time gradually. Do not outright ban it, but focus heavily on replacement activities that will eventually drive the kids to better games.

Like anything else, these games can be dangerous if they are too feverishly indulged. It’s important to understand that these games are incredible fun for your kids and explain to them that there are other games that can also be fun. It is most likely that being overly strict would result in rebellious conduct that creates more problems than it solves.

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