Thursday, November 4, 2010

Today's Health Statistic

A study published in the May journal of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, reported that men who sat the most had the greatest risk of heart problems. Men who spent more than 23 hours a week watching TV and sitting in their cars had a 64% greater chance of dying from heart disease than those who sat for 11 hours a week or less.

Australian Researchers found that each hour a day spent watching TV was linked with an 18% greater risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, an 11% greater risk of all causes of death, and a 9% increased risk of death from cancer.

Finally, according to experts, four hours at a stretch spent parked before the television set raises the risk of heart ailments by 28%. It doesn't get much better either. For every hour that you watch TV beyond that four hour mark, the number above increases by 7%. How long is a Boston Celtics game? I better start watching it from my stationary bike or while I'm hiking on my treadmill.

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