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Obesity and Computers According to a 2003-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, over one third of the United States population is obese and over two thirds are either overweight or obese. This high rate of obesity has been blamed on all sorts of things, including the widespread use of computers. In order to use a computer, a user is commonly sitting, and now that almost everything people do is on a computer, whether it be work, school, social networking, or entertainment, people spend an average of four to six hours a day sitting in front of a computer screen. This includes both leisure and working time. With statistics like this, it is no wonder that there is a connection between obesity and computer use. According to the director of the Royal Institution of Great Britain, the oldest independent research organization in the world, excessive computer use leads to smaller “attention spans, and stifle[s] empathy and imagination…[and] parts of the brain that promote those attributes will not develop properly”. As a result of these consequences, as well as the rise in
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course CS 300T taught by Professor Price during the Summer '11 term at Old Dominion.

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