Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Stating the Obvious

Is it at all surprising that too much TV can make you fat? According to the Los Angeles Times:
Watching hours of television isn't the best thing kids and teens can do. Studies have shown a connection between high screen time volume and obesity rates. A new study found a correlation between longer hours of television watching and lower levels of muscular fitness in young adults.
Well, duh. This ain't exactly shocking news. And frankly, anyone who's thrown themselves into P90X knows that TV time is the first thing to go; it's impossible to devote endless hours to television viewing when you're: (1) spending an hour and a half exercising each day, and (2) too damn tired to stay awake past 9 p.m.

Still, it's good to be reminded that:
  • Two hours of TV is too much.
  • We need to avoid mindlessly eating while watching TV.
  • Even while we're unwinding in front of the tube, we should try to keep moving if at all possible. (At the very least, we can do some stretches, right?)