Games are preventing exercise

The Sun’s official medical expert, Dr. Keith Hopcroft, has told his readers that interactive entertainment is replacing exercise for many young men.

In an article entitled, ‘Time for exercise – not for excuses’, Hopcroft writes:

‘The only bits of anatomy many young men exercise are their fingers and wrists.

‘No sniggering at the back, please, I’m talking about computer games.

‘All those leisure hours we used to fill with climbing trees or kicking balls have gone.

‘Because we’re all too busy clicking on consoles with eyes glued to a screen.

‘I recently caught my teenage kids playing virtual tennis.

‘There’s a tennis court down the road.

‘But instead of getting fresh air, they were wearing out our carpet, their thumb joints and my patience.’

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