Listen: How use of digital devices may influence obesity risk
"Well, some folks call him former Mr. Tennessee, some call him Mr. merica finalists, multiple times, we just call him. The big handsome, his health, fitness and wellness expert in our friend of the program. Warren Honeycutt Warren, how're you doing my friend. Good morning, sir. How are you with you guys? Again, we're doing great. It's great to have you back on on the program. Unusually we're talking about things that we intake into our bodies by mouth. But now we're talking about I guess today. The topic is things that we intake with our eyes and with our brain. Yes. Interesting study that that refer to their Tim from darkness in rice. And now they're saying that people who are addicted to cellphones and multi media multitasking more prone to obesity. How about that? So so so so they spent some money conducted a study on this. And what what what are the triggers on this? Well, actually, I mean, first of all the reason I was chuckling. It's not really hard to figure out and you don't have to have that much brainpower to realize if you sitting on a couch somewhere in chair on your cell phone. You're not doing much as it relates to your physical health in regard activity. And so that's that's the first thought that comes to my mind, the the triggers, and it was an interesting thing and getting very serious for second. They took a hundred think thirty five or so people, and I term Inde who did most of the multimedia multitasking, and then they took that group and they didn't MRI with different pitchers. Exposed to them and sandwich throughout the presentation. There was that food pitchers with more activity in the brains of the multi-taskers than those that weren't affected in such a way and the obesity was much higher with those people. And that was it's an interesting thought in frankly in all the years I've been around I've never had that thought. But it's not hard to convince yourself at all when you look around. I mean, it's hard to carry on a conversation anymore with anybody ended. Very very tricky warned. Do we see any do any the numbers get offset because I mean as as as much bad as our devices can bring because we're stuck to them playing games or reading or face booking or whatever. There's also all kinds of health apps on there. I mean, it measures the steps you can set certain goals, you can do certain things on there to keep you more aware of your healthiness. And personally, I think those are great most of them don't go as far as deep as need be. But the ones that do in regard to macro nutrients in Seoul, and so forth, and like, you said steps taken, etc. Etc. Those are good. Monitor's to help us stay on track. And that is a good thing as anything, you know, moderation is the key. And so often we go overboard with any and everything in this wasn't in this study. But there's other studies pointed out. Teams and kids now take a gifts how many hours a day. On average, not not the most of the lease. But on average kids on their cell phones. I would say minimum of three hours a day. Yeah. That will if you multiply that that two point two or three that's the number is seventy eight hours a day while periods, and if you think in terms of okay, they sleep for seven hours and then seven seven. Fifteen hours is not a whole lot of time left to do anything else. It's it's a real issue. Einstein said years and years ago prior to you know, the last ten years that when we become addicted as a society to electron IX is what he referred to as then. Cultures. We know it would not exist. And you think well, you know, that's an interesting thought. And then you realize and you've seen this team. He's sitting church. Okay. And so forth are going off. Or or they're not going off people sitting there looking at their cell cellphones. It's the bible app worn it's the bible app. Yeah. I love hearing him laugh forest. I was walking and this was during communion. Okay. The most I don't get into the religious part of that. But the most sacred part of of worship service communion, and I was you know, helping pass the trays. For the communion and passes guarantees sitting there going in the world. I mentioned that to my wife Betty, and that's what she said. Well, maybe he had to bible go. Okay. Maybe I shouldn't have judge. But. It takes you back. And it is something that is just amazing to me that. And even myself, you know, Facebook singer little reporter buddy is on Facebook knows you a report every week. Yeah. X amount of hours on Facebook last week. Yeah. I look at mine and go there's no way I spent that much time. You know, it is what it is. Yeah. It is. And you know, I guess really it's it's a digital diet. Maybe dial it down. Some is is going to be a first good step right at the great. Great acronym for that. And yes, it is in moderation in the first step in any resolution as it relates to make a change in behavior is recognizers problem. And most of us don't really realize how much time these devices are taking and again, the more time you spend looking at a cellphone, the more the chances are you're going to be obese and obesity is something that is a huge huge. Well, even the FDA says is epidemic"