Set a limit on the amount of time children watch television or spend on the computer. Two hours a day is the maximum. Too much screen time limits physical activity.
On the weekend, live life instead of watching it on TV. Find a new place to hike, bike or run. When you hear "I'm bored" think of something active to do.
During the winter months avoid allowing children to watch too much TV or play video games. Encourage active play which builds social, mental and physical motor skills.
Be confident setting firm limits on screen time. Parents need to set the boundaries. Set ‘no television' or ‘no computer' time spots, eg – between 3pm and 5pm. Consider banning eating and drinking in front of a screen.