Monday, January 18th, 2010

Long hours of TV Viewing Can Lead to Increased Chances of Death

Don’t be a couch potato and get moving

According to researchers in Australia, sitting glued to the TV for hours increases the risk of death even in people who take exercise regularly. The cause they suggest was the prolonged periods of inactivity.

This study is the work of lead author Dr David Dunstan, a researcher at the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute in Melbourne, and colleagues.

The researchers concluded that: “Television viewing time was associated with increased risk of all-cause and CVD mortality.” They concluded that muscle movement helps the body process blood sugar and blood fats but sitting still for hours on end affects our metabolism that contributes to obesity and heart diseases.

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