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Kids and Digital Technology – Myth and Fact #1 – with Cris Rowan

September 28, 2017  |   Articles,Family and Children Well Being


Hyperarousal and Physical Stress
MYTH
There’s nothing wrong with playing video games all day.
FACT
Being sedentary while playing video games, texting, or social networking, results in an overstimulation to the sympathetic nervous system causing hyperarousal, elevated adrenalin and eventual rise in cortisol, significantly increasing risk for early heart attack and stroke.
VIDEO
Watch a gaming addict’s blood pressure and heart rate be monitored for two minutes while gaming (4:30 minute mark) on the Jane Pauley Show with Dr. David Walsh.