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Too Much TV Watching Hazardous

Adults watching TV for three or more hours a day might double their risk of early death, according to a study in Spain that was published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. "Television viewing is a major sedentary behavior and there is an increasing trend toward all types of sedentary behaviors," Dr. Miguel Martinez-Gonzalez, the study's lead author and the chair of the Department of Public Health at the University of Navarra in Pamplona, said in a release. "Our findings are consistent with a range of previous studies where time spent watching television was linked to mortality." Over eight years, researchers studied 13,284 young, healthy Spanish people whose average age was 37. They sought to find a connection between death risk and three sedentary behaviors: watching TV, being on the computer and driving/New York Daily News. More here.

Question: How much TV do you watch on an average day?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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