Get a Handle on Screen Time (Heart Health)
Learn roughly how much time your family spends sitting in front of a screen watching TV or DVDs, playing video games, and using the Internet for activities that don’t involve school or work. Then, you can compare it to the amount of physical activity they get. The goal is for them to spend no more than two hours of screen time a day and get 60 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity each day.
Explain to your children that it’s important to sit less and move more. It can also help them stay at a healthy weight, be more energized, and have a chance to practice certain skills, like riding a bike or shooting hoops. It can also help them socialize with friends and other peers. Tell them that you also are going to limit your own screen time and increase your physical activity, so you can all work toward this goal together.