Watching TV Shortens Your Life

I have one hardfast rule, at least when there’s no one else in the house: No television watching during the day. (And yes, news counts as TV.) Why? As The Independent reports: “Television kills – or at least it shortens your life by 22 minutes for every hour you spend glued to the screen. The unexpectedly lethal impact of watching the box is revealed as latest figures suggest we are spending more time in front of the screen than ever. Viewing rates hit a new high in the first half of 2011, averaging four hours and three minutes a day, according to the TV marketing body Thinkbox.”

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