Every hour of TV you watch after age 25 shortens your life by 21.8 minutes, says a study by a bunch of researchers in Australia.Seriously.
Apparently prior studies have shown that watching a lot of TV shortens your life expectancy, but the exact amount it shortens it had never been quantified.
And now it has been!
- Compared with those who watch no TV, people who watch 6 or more hours a day live 4.8 years less.
- Women who watch a lot of TV live 1.5 years less than those who don’t
- Men who watch a lot of TV live 1.8 years less than those who don’t
Not surprisingly, there’s a huge “uncertainty interval” in the study. So go ahead and keep the boob tube on while you rationalize it away.