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Another new study, ho, hum… wait. What?

Couch potatoes beware!

Every hour of television watched per day may increase the risk of dying earlier from cardiovascular disease, according to research reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.Australian researchers tracked the lifestyle habits of 8,800 adults: For each hour spent in front of the television daily:
• an 11 percent increased risk of death from all causes,
• a 9 percent increased risk of cancer death; and
• an 18 percent increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD)-related death.

Compared with people who watched less than two hours of television daily, those who watched more than four hours a day had a 46 percent higher risk of death from all causes and an 80 percent increased risk for CVD-related death. This association held regardless of other independent and common cardiovascular disease risk factors, including smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, unhealthy diet, excessive waist circumference, and leisure-time exercises.

Study highlights:

  • A study found that every hour spent in front of the television per day brings with it an 11 percent greater risk of premature death from all causes, and an 18 percent greater risk of dying from cardiovascular disease.
  • The findings apply to both obese and overweight people as well as people with a healthy weight because prolonged periods of sitting have an unhealthy influence on blood sugar and blood fat levels.

(from The American Heart Association website)

Start Walking for a Healthier LifestyleStart! Walking

OK!
I get it now. Time to get up and get moving.
I walked for 40 minutes today. Movement is the only hope I have left to improve my health. I do more now than the nutritionist or doctor recommend to other people to get in better health – except the exercise.
If you call and cannot get me, I’m probably out walking… I’ll get you right back.

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