Thursday, January 14, 2010

Is Blogging As Deadly As Watching TV?

I came across a post on FuturePundit: Television Watchers Die Sooner:
TV kills.
Study highlights:

A study found that every hour spent in front of the television per day brings with it an 11 percent greater risk of premature death from all causes, and an 18 percent greater risk of dying from cardiovascular disease.
The findings apply to both obese and overweight people as well as people with a healthy weight because prolonged periods of sitting have an unhealthy influence on blood sugar and blood fat levels."
Now of course, it is not the TV itself that is doing the damage--rather it is the prolonged sitting. It just so happens that watching television is associated with prolonged sitting. So TV is not a cause, rather it is a marker.

Come to think of it, blogging is also associated with prolonged sitting...
And of course, you can't blog without sitting and reading the news and what other bloggers are writing...
Maybe if I just write shorter posts?

[Hat tip: Instapundit]
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