|Television, video games and Internet browsing are how many adults and children pass their free time. But what does screen time do for our health? Plenty, and it’s not good, according to the research.
One hot-off-the-presses study concludes that people who watch an average of six hours of TV daily have a life expectancy of nearly five years less than those who watch no TV. This may seen like an extreme example, but consider another shocking statistic: On average, for adults over age 25, each hour of television time takes 21.8 minutes off life expectancy (Br J Sports Med 2011;Epub).
Excessive screen time can also lead to:
Dr. Barbara Smith