Sitting on your ass is killing you

Sun October 21 2012 by Christopher Aedo

This is not the first time I've said don't watch TV, or don't sit at work.  But this new article from NY times references some new studies that make the dangers of lethargy all the more vivid.

"Every single hour of television watched after the age of 25 reduces the viewer’s life expectancy by 21.8 minutes.  By comparison, smoking a single cigarette reduces life expectancy by about 11 minutes, the authors said."

Of course that prompts me to quote again from one of my favorite old articles "Turn It Off" by Craig Russel (read the whole article, it'll only take you a minute and it's well worth it!)

"Each of us only has so much time allotted to him. We glow but a short while upon this earth, and then the flame dies. Why would we spend even a second of it in the fatal radiation of an infernal device that promises 'entertainment,' that promises 'enlightenment,' but delivers only weak facsimiles?"