It’s no secret that sitting isn’t good for your health.
And during the last two years, I’m sure you’ve been doing more of it.
In fact, a recent survey found that screen time increased by 60 percent amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
But according to a new study, your increased television viewing habits alone may be KILLING you.
Here’s why it’s high time to turn off your electronics…
A deadly habit
According to researchers, you can lower your risk of heart disease by 11 percent… simply by watching less than one hour of TV per day.
This may not sound like a huge reduction in risk, but I’ll gladly take it! After all, one in eight men and one in 15 women die from this disease.
For the study, researchers reviewed data from more than 500,000 adults who were followed for about 12 years.
Researchers then created “risk scores” based on each
person’s genetic risk of developing heart disease.
The researchers also factored in things like TV viewing habits, leisure time, and computer use.
They found those who watched more than four hours of television per day had the greatest risk of developing heart disease, regardless of their risk score.
On the other hand, people who watched less than two to three hours had a relative six percent lower chance of developing the disease. And those who watched less than one hour experienced a relative 16 percent lower chance.
Do THIS instead
This latest research is of no surprise to me.
After all, it isn’t the first study to expose the potentially deadly dangers of too much TV.
In fact, I reported here before on research that found a link between watching TV and an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE)—the fancy term for potentially deadly clot formation.
Some disturbing trends emerged from the study: Like the fact that patients who watched a lot of TV faced nearly two times the risk of VTE compared to those who didn’t. (This lethal link held even after accounting for participants’ weight and exercise levels.)
Still, despite the overwhelming research that a sedentary lifestyle is bad, most people choose to remain inactive.
That’s why I’m hopeful this recent study will push you to get up and moving.
So, instead of watching endless hours of television each day, do THIS instead…
Move! I recommend getting between 120 to 150 minutes of exercise each week. That really boils down to about 20 minutes each day. Remember, every little bit of movement counts! Things like chores, dancing, gardening, and playing with the grandkids is better than nothing at all.
And aside from mild physical activity, there are many natural ways to prevent and reverse America’s biggest killers. That’s why I’ve compiled everything I know on the subject into my Ultimate Heart-Protection Protocol. Click here to learn more, or to enroll today.
Until next week,
“Watching less than one hour of TV a day could lower heart disease risk.” Study Finds, 05/24/22. (studyfinds.org/watching-less-tv-heart-disease/)