It's a dangerous world out there. If you're not afraid of being eaten by a shark or burning up in a fiery plane crash, there's the chances of being hit by a car, getting cancer from mobile phone radiation. You should be scared. Even more so now that Australian and French researchers are claiming that watching TV will increase the risk of you dying young.
According to an article in The Australian today by Leigh Dayton, even people who exercise regularly are at risk of premature death from heart disease. Apparently the "risk of premature death from heart disease by 18 per cent for each hour spent in front of the box".
After dividing the 8800 people in the trial into three groups (less than 2 hours of TV a day, 2-4 hours of TV a day and more than 4 hours of TV a day), the study found that people who watched more than four hours a day had a 46% higher risk of early death and an 80% higher chance of dying from heart disease.
So ultimately, you should know that your TV will kill you. Of course, we're all going to die anyway, so why not enjoy your life while you've got it?