TV Takes 4.8 Years Off Your Life

TV Takes 4.8 Years Off Your Life If you spend an average of 6 hours a day watching television, the habit could shorten your lifespan by nearly 5 years according to an article published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Researchers analyzed data from an observational study started by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in 1999 and determined that typical TV viewing habits reduced life expectancy an average of 1.8 years for men and 1.5 years for women compared to people who watch no TV.

True Strength Moment: These statistics aren't the result of anything emitted or projected by a television set. It's the long period of inactivity causing the dramatic decrease in lifespan. Is it any wonder that prolonged TV viewing is strongly associated with
cardiovascular disease? Those who spend more time on their feet tend to live longer, healthier lives.
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