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Health and other benefits of watching television

BY: David Prakash Kumar | Category: Entertainment | Post Date: 2009-08-05

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Television viewing is always considered to be bad for the health of a person. The actual fact is that there can be benefits of television viewing too. The health benefits of viewing television may be fewer when compared to the deleterious effects to the health on watching television. Everyone also should understand the health benefits of watching television so that television is not shunned completely.

Some of the health benefits of viewing television are listed below:

1. Increases intelligence:
Television viewing can increase the intelligence of a person depending on the program that is viewed. There are various kinds of programmes that are available for viewing on television. This requires discretion to select the right kind of programme that will help to stimulate the brain and increase the intelligence. The increase in intelligence will decrease the degeneration of the brain cells because they are being kept active. This will maintain the memory of a person and also prevents memory loss. This health benefit is very necessary for people who are old and need stimulus to their brain function.

2. Stress relief: Television helps to prevent stress in people. It can also help in increasing the relaxation of a person. People who work in stressful situations need some sort of relaxation in their life. Television and programmes that are shown on them can help in relieving the stress of the person. This is because of the various programmes that are shown. Some programmes that are liked by an individual can help in relaxing the person. This will increase the relaxation. This is an important health benefit of watching television.

3. Comedy shows: There are various comedy shows that are now available in television. In fact there are twenty four hour comedy shows that are available on television. These shows can help in increasing the relaxation of the person. It will also help the individual gain all the health benefits that are associated with laughing. The comedy shows that can be seen on television can also help in relaxing the person and also act as a stress reliever.

4. Educational programmes: There are various educational programmes that are also being broadcast on television nowadays. These programmes help to increase the knowledge of the children. It also helps to increase the intelligence levels of the children by stimulating their brains to higher levels. Other than the educational programmes, the various programmes that include those on animals, places and other such programmes help in increasing the knowledge levels of the children on specific topics.

5. Other benefits: Overall there can be many other benefits of watching television, if the programmes are selected properly. The children who are watching television should be encouraged to watch good programmes that are educational in nature. Parents play a big role in guiding their children to watch the correct programmes.

These are the various benefits of watching television. Restrictions should be in place for children and adults also should watch the right kind of programmes. This will help the person to reap the benefits that arise out of watching television.

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About Author / Additional Info: I am a physiotherapist by profession. A writer by interest. I take up freelance assignments for various websites and blogs. Comments are welcome at prakashdavid@rediffmail.com

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Kids just want to watch toons
My kids just want to watch stupid cartoon shows all the time. Wish they could think your way !!
Chinu 2009-08-05

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