People love to watch TV. It’s a great way to wind down after work/school or on a lazy Saturday. Some people have questioned whether it is unhealthy to watch TV, and with good reason. After all, staring at an flat, illuminated device pumping out noise couldn’t be good for you… or maybe it isn’t that bad. Let’s discuss and find a conclusion!
Why is TV bad?
First off, it’s physically not good for you. You are sitting on a couch and watching a screen that might be emitting radiation and frying your brain. Although some mothers say, “Stop watching that dang TV, it’s frying your brain,” or something of the sort, they usually are talking about the content you are watching. But, that statement partially holds true on a physical level. As described in the link above, some screens have the tendency to emit possible dangerous radiation. I’m sure no one wants that.
Also, some may argue that the stuff people watch on TV is figuratively rotting their brains. Shows like “Jersey Shore” and “Family Guy” inadvertently teach people bad lessons of morality and social conduct. For this exact reason, it is especially important for children not to watch these types of shows.
Why is TV not so bad after all?
If taken in moderation, TV is a great way to wind down. Also, TV time might also be quality family time for some. Not to mention that there is no shortage of educational TV programs out there. TV is also a good source for news and exercise shows.
TV can be both good and bad, depending on how it is used. If you watch it too much and you watch crap, than the effects most likely won’t be one that is desired… and vise versa. So, TV is only bad for you if you use it in a certain way (the same can be said for most things).