6 Reasons Why Kids Shouldn’t Play Video Games

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One day, I went to the nearby hospital for my regular vaccination. I met one girl over there. She had some vision problems.The doctor told her that due to extra stress on her eyes, she is having such problems. The doctor told her parents to take good care of her eyes.  He also advised her parents not to let her play video games and watch television for long hours.

I asked Daddy about the doctor’s advice to the girl and her parents. So Daddy told me about the various side effects of playing video games and many health issues that children get after being hooked on to the screen.

  1. Less brain development:
  • Continuous exposure of your eyes to the LED screen for long hours will affect your eyes. This will give you eyestrain and will lead to blurred vision. Eye problems such as myopia can also occur because of this.
  • Also, too much involvement into video games is bad for the brain growth of the kids. He even added that kids should spend most of their times in playing outdoors.
  • Playing video games will not let the kids think innovatively. They will remain too engrossed with the game itself. It will eventually result in brain inactiveness.


  1. Affect children’s behaviour: There are some video games that affect the behaviour of children and leaves a bad impact on them. Violent video games where there is too much of fighting or killing, make the kids aggressive and adamant.
  2. Addiction to video games: Kids often get addicted to video games. And, this distracts them from doing other activities. It makes them unable to focus on other useful things.
  3. Health problems: Kids who play video games frequently, face health issues like obesity, stomach issues, vision problems and many such problems.
  4. Less workout: Continuous and prolonged exposure to the screen will make the children lazy and they will have almost no physical activities
  5. Less sleep: Playing video games continuously will deprive the kids of getting a good night’s sleep. Daddy said that majority of the kids who play video games for many hours a day, don’t get sound sleep because of their involvement with the gadgets.

It is the responsibility of parents as well, to keep their children away from gadgets. A child’s health should not affect due to any external factors. The parents should also engage their child in various activities so that they don’t get bored in their free time. Kids should be involved more with the family and friends to get a happy and healthy life.

After talking to Daddy I understood about the bad effects of playing video games. I thought of other ways to spend my time in other activities which will enhance my power of imagination and creativity. I promised Daddy that from now on, I will not play video games, and rather I would read more books, make paper designs and will write stories and go to the park to play with my friends.

7 Simple Tips Which Will Help You to Stay Healthy

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 o Exercising is important for good health

Daddy and Mommy always tell me not to eat junk food but I can’t resist eating burgers, Frenchfries, soft drinks, pizza and all such foods. Last week I couldn’t go to school because of astomach ache. Daddy called doctor uncle. He told my parents to restrict the junk foods and gave some suggestions on the food habits that I should follow. Here is what told me to follow:

Eating healthy foods:

  • Drink plenty of water every day: He advised me to drink plenty of water every day as it will help us to get rid of the body waste easily. Drinking water in empty stomach in the morning will clear the wastes in our body.
  • Eat lots of fruits: He told me that fruits give us the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. It helps us in not gaining extra body weight and keep us physically fit.
  • Eat lots of green veggies: Green vegetables are nutritious for us and it helps in adding proteins and minerals to our body. It strengthens our eye power and creates more RBCs in our body.
  • Intake of whole grains: He told me to have whole grains like oats, whole grain pasta and many other foods which are rich in protein and vitamins as these will help our body to gain energy for the whole day activities and helps to drain wastes from our body.
  • Also, eat fatty foods. To maintain a balanced diet, it’s necessary to eat fatty foods. It also gives us energy for doing various activities.

Exercising is important for good health:

  • Play outdoor games: He told me to start aerobic activities which will keep the heart actively pump blood. Playing outdoor games is the best way to go for any aerobic activities. It makes us physically and mentally fit. Playing outdoor games makes our body flexible. Also, spending time with nature permits our body to fight with all kinds of diseases.
  • Not to watch TV for long hours: Watching TV for long hours will make our eyes tiring and make things look blurry. It will also make our brain inactive. Though he told me to spend those hours in exercising or in practicing yoga which will make my digestive system better.


To follow “Early to bed and early to rise” motto: Doctor Uncle told to go to sleep early and to wake up early in the morning. This will help my body to get proper rest and will create more nature cells in my brain. Also, it’s an effective way to get a good digestive system.

Mommy started to make me follow this chart every day so that I don’t fall sick like it happened that day. However,sometimes I feel eating pizza and burgers but that reminds me of the bad stomach ache. Sonow I am a lot conscious about eating junk foods. I also tell my friends to avoid junk foods as much as possible as this will also help them to stay fit and healthy.