Extreme TV Viewing Kills
According to research conducted by Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute’s Professor David Dunstan, watching more than four hours of television a day can lead to an increase in cardiovascular disease (CVD), cancer, and non-CVD/noncancer mortality in Australian adults.
The study, which was recently published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, found that there was:
- an 11 per cent increased risk of death from all causes (of death)
- a 9 per cent increased risk of cancer death; and
- an 18 per cent increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) related death.
Going slowly doesn’t mean you are sedentary 24/7. So click off the tube and jump into life, grooving to the power of slow!
IrinaJanuary 16, 2010 at 4:39 pm
Well, who has time to watch more then 4 hours TV a day?? … 🙂
SuzanneJanuary 17, 2010 at 5:36 am
Oops. Guess I should turn it off now and go to bed!
powerofslowJanuary 17, 2010 at 2:15 pm
Well, I suppose TiVo helps eliminate the latent viewing we do during commercial breaks! XXOO