Friday, August 26, 2011
...er, I mean Friday. I was out of town and didn't have time (or enough internet access) to research a wellness topic so I'm presenting it a couple of days late.
Here's a link to an interesting Time Magazine article about a study on longevity and television viewing. According to this study, "watching too much TV is as detrimental to longevity as smoking and lack of exercise." Further, those "who watched an average of six hours of TV a day lived an average 4.8 years fewer than those who didn't watch any television."
Last year, when I cancelled my television subscription, I had no idea that I could be increasing my life span. Now when I tell people the benefits of not having a television, I can add that to the list!
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