During the last years the lifestyle has undergone great changes on a global level. In general, we spend more time sitting, as happens with other behaviors that promote sedentary lifestyle, such as watching television, playing video games, as well as the increase in the use of mobile phones, computers, tablets, etc. Devices with screens have taken a major role in the day to day, which coincides with an increase in obesity. It is especially striking how this fact influences childhood obesity.
SCREENS AND SEDENTARY LIFESTYLE
Electronic devices with screens promote sedentary behavior. According to recent studies in which the degree of exposure to all types of screens and its relationship with the practice of physical activities and rest is analyzed, the relationship with obesity is undeniable.
The main problem is when there is an excessive use of screens, along with a lack of physical activity, which means spending more time sitting and not moving. It must be remembered that a sedentary lifestyle is one of the main factors that cause the appearance of obesity. If these types of behaviors take control during childhood, it is very difficult to get out of them in adulthood.
With all this in mind, it should be noted the importance of making responsible use of screens, not only to avoid obesity, but also to avoid other associated health problems that affect mental health, rest, back, etc. the eyes, etc., there are even people who are addicted to certain screens, such as video games or mobile phones, for example.
In Laparoscopic Weight Loss Surgery, we see how there are people who reach a point of obesity that requires our treatments to lose weight and improve, and in some cases bad sedentary habits such as bad use of screens have a lot to do with it.