(SOURCE: Alliance for a Healthier Generation, news release, July 5, 2012)
SATURDAY, July 28 (HealthDay News) -- Lots of parents would like to avoid having their kids spend the summer watching television or playing video games.
According to the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, reducing the amount of time spent in front of a computer or TV can boost health and happiness, prompting families to do more physical activity and get creative in finding other ways to spend their time.
The nonprofit organization, which was formed to combat childhood obesity, offered tips to cut down on screen time:
The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has more on how to reduce screen time.
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