Has Television Made Us Fat?
What is the most popular activity on the face of the Earth, no holds barred? Why, it's TV of course! No other activity even comes close to the popularity of TV. We watch it, talk about it, pattern our behavior after it, laugh and cry because of it, and have it in nearly every household in America. Ponder a few of the following facts about TV: The average TV viewer will see an estimated 20,000 commercials every year. That's about 55 commercials each day. All the while we watch TV our perceptions about self-image, a healthy lifestyle and human behavior are being slowly and systematically changed, and in some cases, distorted. American youth watch an average of 1,023 hours of TV yearly, while they only spend about 900 hours in school.