Extreme TV Viewing Kills
January 14, 2010
According to research conducted by Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute’s Professor David Dunstan, watching more than four hours of television a day can lead to an increase in cardiovascular disease (CVD), cancer, and non-CVD/noncancer mortality in Australian adults.
The study, which was recently published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, found that there was:
- an 11 per cent increased risk of death from all causes (of death)
- a 9 per cent increased risk of cancer death; and
- an 18 per cent increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) related death.
Going slowly doesn’t mean you are sedentary 24/7. So click off the tube and jump into life, grooving to the power of slow!