Wednesday, September 7, 2011

TV = Death

Research finds that cardiovascular disease rates rise with average daily TV viewing times - even if you're physically fit.

Researchers studied the viewing habits and health of ~9,000 adults. For every hour watching tv each day, risk of death from cardiovascular disease increased 18%. People watching 4 hours or more each day were 80% more likely to die from cardiovascular disease vs. those who watched for 2 hours or less each day.

The same applies for sitting in front of a computer or sitting idly - sitting for long stretches negatively affects levels of blood sugar and fats.

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