Harvard University researchers found that physical inactivity is causing 5.3 million deaths per year. Parking yourself on the sofa for hours on end may be just as bad for you as smoking cigarettes.
It turns out that our media rich society has some drawbacks. While the amount of TV viewing has dropped in the United States, we still need to be diligent about the importance of moderation. The American Medical Association has confirmed what we already knew intuitively – that excessive TV viewing is detrimental to our health.