A new study states that people who spend more hours watching TV are more likely to die, or develop diabetes and heart disease. Even watching two hours of television per day has a significant impact on these statistics.
“The message is simple. Cutting back on TV watching is an important way to reduce sedentary behaviours and decrease risk of diabetes and heart disease,” said Frank Hu, the research lead at the Harvard School of Public Health.
I wonder if the study took into account all the TV watching that goes on at gyms as people run on treadmills and elliptical trainers. How bad is the prevalence of diabetes and heart disease among those viewers? It’s probably higher since they are not only watching TV but also straining their body by doing exercise.