TV cuts lifespan

TV decreases life expectancy, study shows

A study from the University of Queensland in Australia suggests that each hour you spend watching TV after the age of 25 shortens your life by 21.8 minutes. This has been the first study of its kind and the researchers admit that the conclusions involve a certain degree of conjecture.

A weight-loss specialist and personal trainer at the Maple Grove Lifetime, Amanda Wittig expected nothing else from the study.

“If you think about what watching television is considered- a sedentary activity- then it comes as no surprise that an increase in watching television decreases your life expectancy,” Wittig told the Star Tribune.

“Individuals that are less active and live a sedentary lifestyle have always been at a greater risk for acquiring cardiovascular disease and other health related issues.”


About Maddie Binning

Maddie Binning is a senior at Minnehaha Academy and Editor in Chief of the Talon Newspaper. Maddie has worked on the Talon for four years and hopes to study journalism in university. When she isn't working on the paper, Maddie is both a freelance photographer and a photographer at Lifetouch Portrait Studios. She also has a passion for reading, music and traveling.

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