Thursday, November 4, 2010
Today's Health Statistic
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.