Excessive TV viewing cuts your lifespan by 4.8 yrs.

Excessive TV viewing cuts your lifespan by 4.8 yrs.

Check out this user friendly article summarising a couple of recent studies on Television viewing and sitting a lot. Apparently the average adult spends 50-70% of their time sitting (I guess I do). We can’t always help it due to the increasing sedentary nature of many of our jobs. The advice is to do 60 mins less sitting per day – even just standing to do tasks and this is in addition to the 30 mins exercise you are naturally all doing since having a sleeve or band!

With regard to the idiot box – aim to limit it to 2 hours per day because 4-6 hours is a ‘risky behaviour’ when it comes to longevity.

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/17/get-up-get-out-dont-sit/?ref=health