Middle Aged People Spending 5 Hours a Day on Sofa Are at Risk of Disability
According to the researchers from George Washington University, people over 50 who spend 5 hours a day watching TV set may have three times higher risk of disability.
A team of researchers analyzed data from the National Institute of Health’s Diet and Health Study, which tracked people aged between 50 and 71 from six states and metropolitan areas. After all necessary calculations were made, the scientists concluded that nearly 30% of the previously healthy participants reported difficulty walking or being unable to walk at all.
Lead author of the research Dr Loretta DiPietro, chair of the department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, says: “Sitting and watching TV for long periods - especially in the evening - has got to be one of the most dangerous things that older people can do because they are much more susceptible to the damages of physical inactivity.”
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