TV Has Special Ways of Being Bad for You

TV Has Special Ways of Being Bad for YouTV’s ways of being bad for you are unlike any other. Here are a more ways from the article “Why is watching TV so bad for you?”:

“There’s no shortage of research showing links between watching too much television and early death.

  • “Every hour of television you watch reduces your life expectancy by close to 22 minutes.
  • “But it isn’t terrible scripts, bad acting or excruciating reality TV programs that are shaving years off our lives; it’s what we do, or rather don’t do, when we’re zoning out in front of the box.
  • “The researchers found people who watched more than three hours of television a day had double the risk of premature death when compared to those who watched less than one hour per day. But when they looked at other sedentary behaviours – driving a car and using a computer – they didn’t find the same links with early death.”


Claudine Ryan “Why is watching TV so bad for you?” ABC Health and Wellbeing. 7/24/2014.

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