Video Games Can Ruin One's Life

Topics: Game, Obesity, Gameplay Pages: 2 (781 words) Published: November 17, 2010
There are sixty seconds in a minute, sixty minutes in an hour, twenty-four hours in a day, and seven days in a week. What does one do in all that time? Some people go to work while others go to school, a large majority of those people do both. In their free time some may choose to spend time with their family, hang out with friends, read a book, work on a garden, go for a walk, or engage themselves in some other form of “fun”. Unfortunately many people think “fun” is sitting inside eating a bag of potato chips and playing their Xbox. Video games can ruin a person’s life.

As the older sister of a twelve year old boy, I know all about the video games; from the killing games, to the zombie games, even to the simulated board games. With technology now, people can play video games together from thousands of miles away. Children used to be concerned about sports and playing outdoors but now only care about their games. The increase of “gamers” has also contributed to the increase in obesity in children and teens. It also has created a bad influence on children’s thinking. All the violence in video games has led children to become more violent in their actions and thinking. Also, the constant playing of video games takes away all time for homework and studying. All in all, video games, like anything else in this world can be good in moderation but when played too much can take over one’s life.

Huntington, West Virginia is known as the “fattest city”, while West Virginia has in fact held the title as the most obese state. These numbers will continue to rise as long as the kids stay inside and not active. It is proven that when one sits in front of a television that they are more likely to grab a snack and eat. For many of us, this snack turns into a full blown “meal” due to the large amounts of food consumed. If a child gets in the habit of sitting around and doing this on a daily basis, they are going to gain a lot of weight. Luckily, as a child it is easier to...
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