Spending too much time watching television, consumes the precious time that can rather be spent in productive and healthy activities like exercising or reading. It uses up the time that you can rather spend with your family and friends. Spending time with them in conversations or other fruitful activities is preferable to watching TV. This habit has a negative impact on the physical and psychological health of people of all ages. Watching TV is a sedentary activity. Moreover, it could lead to overeating in some, further adding to the health hazards associated with television viewing. Mental engagement while watching TV, to an extent, numbs the sensation of feeling full after eating, which may lead to excess food intake, further resulting in obesity and the associated health problems.
television leaves a long-lasting impression on one's mind. Horror scenes or other frightful scenes on television have a negative impact on the minds of people watching. Verbal, physical, or any other form of abuse shown on TV has a psychological effect on the viewers.
Watching content with violence (includes bloodshed, horror, murders, etc.) leads to aggressive behavior in children. Such negative elements also generate fright in them and increase their stress levels, further leading to sleep disturbances.