Every single hour of television watched after the age of 25 reduces the viewer’s life expectancy by 21.8 minutes.
[An] adult who spends an average of six hours a day watching TV over the course of a lifetime can expect to live 4.8 years fewer than a person who does not watch TV.
Just as we were all settling in front of the television to watch the baseball playoffs, two new studies about the perils of sitting have spoiled our viewing pleasure.
The research, published in separate medical journals this month, adds to a growing scientific consensus that the more time someone spends sitting, especially in front of the television, the shorter and less robust his or her life may be.
These are sobering statistics. We know that those of us who transition from sedentary to moderately active reap the most rewards in terms of health outcomes. So, if you are able to, get up, get out, and don’t sit.