Rooms with a View

kids-and-tv-commercial-thumb-500x403-56155More than half of children between the ages of 10 and 14 have TVs in their bedrooms. And while this may make them some of the most popular kids in the neighborhood, it appears to be bad for their health. A study found that having a TV in the bedroom is associated with one extra pound of weight gain per year, compared to kids without TVs in their rooms. It’s a well-documented fact that too much sedentary behavior- for instance, sitting around watching TV – is unhealthy and can contribute to piling on the pounds. Experts warn it’s not just TVs that pose a risk- laptops, tablets and smartphones can all contribute to weight gain over time as well.

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About The Author

Brent Lee

QMIX Afternoon Guy, Brent Lee, grew up near Greensburg -- where he started working on the radio at age 14. Growing up as an only child may have been lonely at times, but it led him to be the creative, fun guy we all enjoy on the radio! Brent graduated from North Decatur High School and Ball State University. His first summer during college, Brent actually filled-in as the QMIX Afternoon Guy all summer, when there was a full-time opening on our staff. Little did he know he would return to that job many years later. Brent has worked in radio all over Indiana (and a bit in Illinois too), claiming to never have had a real job. And he’s has been back at QMIX since 2011. We hope he’ll be here for a long time to come! Some of Brent’s favorite things are IndyCar, movies and good food!

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