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Step Away From That Remote: New Studies Show Your T.V. Could Be Killing You

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06/26/2014 6:46 pm
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Step Away From That Remote: New Studies Show Your T.V. Could Be Killing You
Media Courtesy of Science Daily

Charity Smith

Staff Writer

@wryobservatory

Is TV killing us? No, I’m not talking about the wait for next Sherlock series or the “What the farfegnugen?!” of the latest Game of Thrones episode. I mean, like, really killing us. To death. According to a new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the answer is yes. Of course it is. Don’t these people have shows to watch?! Why are they always harshing my mellow, man?! Ahem, anyway, according to the study, adults who watch three or more hours of television per day may double their risk of premature death from any cause. “Television viewing is a major sedentary behavior and there is an increasing trend toward all types of sedentary behaviors,” said Miguel Martinez-Gonzalez, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., the study’s lead author. “Our findings are consistent with a range of previous studies where time spent watching television was linked to mortality.” The study was conducted over roughly 8 years using over 13,000 “young, healthy Spanish university graduates.” It was found that those who watched three or more hours of TV a day were twice as likely to have an early death as those who watched an hour or less per day. Note to self: to live dangerously, watch two hours a day. Of course this all stems from the need be more active, and as TV watching is both a physically and mentally sedentary activity, a great deal can be gained by limiting your viewing time. So maybe we should all start pacing ourselves on those Netflix marathons. Keep Up With PopWrapped On The Web!

     

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