We all know that watching television is not good for our brains or bodies, but a new study finds even just a little TV viewing shortens your life span.
In fact, every hour of TV viewing shortens your life by 22 minutes!
Think of how much TV you watched as a child, how much you watch as an adult…add it up! Yikes!
The Telegraph reports:
Anyone who spends six hours a day in front of the box is at risk of dying five years sooner than those who enjoy more active pastimes, it is claimed.
Researchers say that watching too much TV is as dangerous as smoking or being overweight, and that the “ubiquitous sedentary behaviour” should be seen as a “public health problem”…
Referring to Australian and American guidelines that suggest children should spend no more than two hours a day in front of a screen, the academics conclude: “With further corroborative evidence, a public health case could be made that adults also need to limit the time spent watching TV.”