Friday, January 2, 2015

TV and Longevity

It's the day after New Year's. On this second year of 2015 you might want to take a moment and figure out how much television you watch on a daily basis. One reported daily average in the United States is 4 hours a day; 3 hours a day in Australia. Recently I ran across the results of a six-year study of 8,800 Australian men and women (over age 25 with no history of heart disease) that was reported in the journal Circulation. Those who watched more than 4 hours of TV a day had an 80% increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease over the 6-year time period as compared with people who watched 2 hours or less each day. The bottom line conclusion of the study? Too much TV is bad for your health. You may want to check out an article by Mark Stibich,  PhD, on the topic.

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