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The Tube and Length of Life

Life expectancy reduced by TV viewing.

Every single hour of TV viewed after the age of 25 reduced, on average, the viewer's life expectancy by 21.8 minutes. Based on the amount of TV viewed in Australia in 2008, life expectancy at birth was reduced for men by 1.8 years and for women by 1.5 years. People who spend a lifetime average of 6 hours per day viewing TV can expect to live 4.8 years less when compared to those who do not watch TV.

PositiveTip: Instead of watching TV, get up and do some physical activity that will improve your health.