13 Sep '16, 1pm

Turn off the TV to save your health

Turn off the TV to save your health

The health implications of extensive TV viewing are a very real threat. Here's what can go wrong. There was a time when TV’s offerings were limited. There were very few networks, and those typically shut down at nighttime, which meant that, at certain times of the day, there really wasn’t anything interesting to watch. Those days are now long gone, and the stream of potential entertainment is endless, thanks to cable and online browsing. In the words of Robert Wieder, writing for the Calorie Lab blog : “There is now such a galaxy, such a torrent of televised content of all descriptions that no matter what the hour, or how narrow or arcane or, frankly, creepy your interests, there are at least several channels cranking out something to pique them. As a consequence, millions of us now tend to watch TV much the same as millions of us tend to eat or drink or text or game or pa...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/health/turn-tv-save-your-health...

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