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The Quiz

Do You
Need to
Disconnect?
SEE WHETHER IT'S TIME TO
WEAN FROM THE SCREEN
BY LAURIE DAVIES

You want to
set healthy
boundaries for your
kids and yourself, so
you limit everyone's
daily screen time
to this expertrecommended
amount:
1

A. 1-2 hours
B. 2-3 hours
C. 4-5 hours
D. None of the above

Answer A is correct.
And though experts
generally suggest one to
two hours of recreational
screen time as a limit,
there is also no substitute for riding bikes,
building forts or having

a pillow fight. By going
offline, you'll increase
your physical activity and connect with
your kids.

In an average
24-hour
period, you:
2

A. Text while driving
B. Drift out of conversation to check a
phone notification
C. Peek at social media
in the middle of the
night
D. None of the above

PHOTO BY STOCKSY

In today's digital age, screen time is virtually essential. We navigate, read, work and
binge-watch our favorite shows in front of
screens. But have we gone too far?
"It's hard to tease out
the good stuff from the
bad stuff as we try to
Take
get at how much is too
Control
much," says Windel
A. Stracener, MD, a
with This App
board member of the
Set healthy screen time
American Academy of
limits for yourself and
your kids with Moment,
Family Physicians.
a free app (with in-app
As experts grapple to
purchases) available
answer that question,
in Apple's App Store
Stracener says the risks
and on Google Play.
of excessive time in front
Visit inthemoment.io
of TVs, computers and
for more information.
smartphones are piling
up. Potential health
problems include obesity, heart trouble, eye strain,
interrupted sleep, attention difficulty and behavioral problems.
"From a health and commonsense standpoint,
we know this: Every hour spent in front of a screen
is an hour not spent outside running and being
active," he says.
Use this quiz to see whether you might be taking
screen use to extremes.

Answer D is for darn
right, while A, B and C
are reckless, rude and
unhealthy. Currently,

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