Study: Too much tv can lead to early death
NJ1015.com reports that a new study finds people who watch TV for three hours a day are twice as likely to die in the next few years as people who watch only a little TV, or none at all.
Researchers at the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain conducted the study over an eight-year period and found sitting and watching television for long periods of time was more hazardous than sitting in a car or in front of your computer for the same period of time.
Dr. Shawn Arent, the director of the Human Performance Laboratory at Rutgers university, believes the study clearly points to the fact that we’re sitting around too much.
“It’s not so much that watching TV is dangerous to your health,” he said, “but rather it’s the sitting there doing nothing but watching that’s the problem.”
He also said when you sit around watching TV for long stretches of time, you’re probably engaging in other unhealthy behavior as well.