18 Aug '11, 9pm

Lifespan Shortened by TV Watching | Care2 Healthy Living

Lifespan Shortened by TV Watching | Care2 Healthy Living

A study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine said TV watching can shorten one’s lifespan by twenty-two minutes for each hour watched. It also said individuals who watch TV for six hours on average, live five years less than people who don’t watch it at all. It isn’t just the TV watching that is the problem, it is the sedentary lifestyle associated with watching TV. People who don’t exercise are much more prone to obesity, diabetes and heart disease, and excessive TV watching means a person’s waking hours are organized in part around not moving very much. The study noted that TV watching can be compared to other unhealthy activities, such as smoking, for impact on lifespans, “the data discovered in the study proposes watching TV can be as dangerous as pre-established life expectancy lowering behaviors like smoking and not getting enough exercise. For every ci...

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