Watching TV is as unhealthy as smoking

Watching TV is as unhealthy as smoking

Posted on June 12, 2017

Watching TV is as unhealthy as smokingA recent study linked the inactivity from watching TV to cutting years from a person’s life. Of course, this also leads to obesity and other health concerns. Dr. Kim stresses the importance of an active lifestyle especially for patients who have invested in body contouring procedures like abdominoplasty or liposuction. It can become very easy to lose focus on a good diet and exercise program when patients look great after surgery. Dr. Kim warns patients that they can regain weight even after liposuction. Their contour can change dramatically especially if they gain a large amount of weight. Patients do not have to become obsessive about their exercise and diet; however, a moderate and consistent program works best for most patients. It is best to avoid inactivity for long periods of time daily. According to My Fox LA watching too much television can be just as bad for people’s health as smoking or obesity, according to an Australian study published Tuesday.

Experts from the University of Queensland, in Brisbane, found that on average, every hour of television a person watches reduced the viewer’s life expectancy by almost 22 minutes.

The study, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, concluded that after the age of 25, six hours of daily viewing could cut a person’s lifespan by almost five years.

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