Manasi Chaudhari, Lifemojo.com
What can be your favourite pastime when you think of unwinding? What do you do when you are alone at home? You spend hours in front of your television set. Right? And you think that the TV shows are giving you quality time and a healthy company!
In reality, television viewing is always considered to be bad for your health. You cannot accept this fact readily, but watching TV for a long time can put your health at risk.
It is accepted that you can gain a lot of knowledge from a few television shows, but still the disadvantages outweigh these benefits with a big margin! TV serves as a medium of entertainment and education for all, but it is associated with a number of physical and mental health problems such as:
1. Increase in the risk of heart diseases
Based on the analysis of the data collected over a period of six years from 8,800 Australian men and women (over age 25 with no history of heart disease), researchers found that every hour of TV watching increased a person's risk of dying from cardiovascular disease by 18 per cent, and increased the risk of death from cancer by 9 per cent.
This means that people who watched more than four hours of TV had an 80 per cent increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease over the 6-year time period as compared to people who watched two hours or less each day. The problem normally crops up from a sedentary lifestyle which television offers to you.
According to researchers, the human body evolved to move, not sit still for extended periods of time. So sitting in front of a TV or a computer screen for too long poses serious risks to health, and to life.
stay informed and motivated.