Anyone who grew up in the 1980s and 1990s can all agree. Television was an evil thing. Parents were flooded with Public Service Announcements declaring how unhealthy TV was for the growing mind. Parents forced children outside, leaving them only with a bicycle and cracker jacks, demanding the kid to return by sundown. But then the internet took over the world and health officials, took a step back deciding maybe TV was not so bad. At least when analyzing the content TV had to offer. Admit it, if a parents catches their child watching a show on regular television there is a sense of relief. At least, it is not the internet. The internet is so vast and unrestricted. If a kid is watching videos on the internet, the kid could be watching anything! Bad words, a school fight, a cheap cooking show…who knows but at least television is monitored, right? Well it turns out, TV is one of the bad guys again and it mostly because of what it does not do…It doesn’t get us off the couch. Apparently zoning out like a zombie is not so good for the heart. Check out the article:
Japanese scientists studied the viewing habits of 86,000 people between 1988 and 1990 – then monitored their health over the next 19 years.
They discovered that every additional two hours of TV per day increased the chance of a fatal pulmonary embolism – or blood clot in the lungs – by 40%.
Those who watched five hours or more were more than twice as likely to die than those watching less than 2.5 hours. The researchers recommend going for a walk and stretching every hour during TV time.
Read the entire article: Source: News.Sky.com