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Watching Two Hours of TV Per Day Can Put Your Health At Risk

People who watch two or more hours of TV a day are much more likely to have severe health problems than people who do not, according to a study from the Harvard School of Public Health that analyzed data from the past 30 years.

Too much TV is linked to:

  • a 20 percent increase in diabetes
  • a 15 percent increase in cardiovascular diseases
  • a 13 percent increase in death by any cause.

A key reason is that TV time is often spent sitting and eating unhealthy food instead of exercising.

Replacing TV with other common activities can make a big difference to your health.

Use these suggestions from the National Institutes of Health to find ideas of what you can do instead of watching TV.

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