Online Buzz: Too Much Television Is Bad for You

Your mom was right. Watching too much television is tough on your body and can even shorten your life. According to medical research, here's why.

Senior woman sitting on the couch watching TV.

The sedentary life can kill you. A study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association finds that Americans who watch at least three hours of television a day double their risk of dying prematurely compared to people who watch TV an hour or less a day.

Extra television harms your sleep. People who watch TV late into the evening affect their sleep habits.

An inactive TV lifestyle dulls your brain. People who watch more than three hours of TV per day showed, on average, lower cognitive functions of processing information, planning and paying attention.

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