Are you hoping to have a lengthened life span because you don't smoke and are not obese? Before you pat yourself on the back, know there is another habit that can shorten your life span. In 2011, Lennert Veerman, MD, a senior research fellow at The University of Queensland, in Brisbane, Australia, reported on a study of 11,000 adults ages 25 and older which compared lifestyle and health data. The study found that for every hour of sedentary TV-watching per day, on average life expectancy was reduced by 22 minutes. Which means that a six-hour daily TV habit after the age of 25 could be expected to reduce life expectancy by nearly five years. In other words, the cardiovascular risk for too much TV watching is as dangerous as smoking and obesity.
It's time to cut back on television watching and begin to add in more healthy activities like spending time with your family and friends, exercising and meditating. If you need help in making those changes, hypnotherapy can be a great tool to motivate you. Get up. Move. Be Well.