A new study suggests that too much time in front of the television may lead to a shortened life-span.
Washington (WiredPRNews.com) – A recent study suggests that too much time in front the television can be bad for the health of individuals; regardless of whether they are overweight or at a healthy weight. As reported by Reuters, Australian researchers found that hours spent sitting in front of a television daily can increase risks of death from heart complications and other health conditions.
Study leader David Dunstan, of the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, is quoted in the report as remarking of the findings in a statement, “A lot of the normal activities of daily living that involved standing up and moving the muscles in the body have been converted to sitting… For many people, on a daily basis, they simply shift from one chair to another – from the chair in the car to the chair in the office to the chair in front of the television.”
More information about the study may be found in the Circulation journal of the American Heart Association published Monday.
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