Those who watched the most TV a day-six hours-lived 4.8 years less than those who watched none.
One letter to the editor questioned if it’s just a coincidence that for every hour of TV, approximately 22 minutes are advertisements.
So…if/when enjoying a night of relaxation watching TV, every time a commercial comes up, drop to the floor and do some push-ups, sit-ups or run in place. Just don’t run to the kitchen for more snacks (my recommendation only).
Reference: Br J Sports Med doi:10.1136/bjsm.2011.085662