Study Says Watching TV Shortens Lifespan

A recent study found each hour spent watching television may shorten your lifespan by 22 minutes. Though previous research has linked sedentary behavior to higher risk of death, the authors of the study say its the first to independently measure the effects of watching television on length of life. J. Lennert Veerman, of the University of Queensland, Australia, said watching television has negative health consequences that rival those associated with obesity and smoking. The results suggest that an adult who watches an average of six hours of television each day would live five years less than someone who didn’t watch TV. More here.

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