Noted below. Further evidence to support the Empirical Opera Mission.                                            So lets get outside, move our bodies and interact with the real world!



HEALTHY LIVES: MOVE AWAY FROM THE T.V. AND COMPUTER!

Turns out, your mother was right: It’s time to get off the couch and stop watching TV. It’s killing you. Australian researchers found that each hour spent watching TV translates into an 18 percent greater risk of dying from cardiovascular disease and an 11 percent greater risk of all causes of death, reports the Los Angeles Times. The first thing that comes to mind is that obviously those who watch more TV will have a greater risk of death since they’re probably more likely to be overweight and less likely to get exercise. But researchers found the connection between TV-watching and death from cardiovascular disease even among those with a healthy weight who exercised. And we’re not talking about small numbers. Those who watched more than four hours a day had an 80 percent greater risk of dying from cardiovascular disease than those who watched fewer than two hours a day. Bottom line? Even if you exercise, it’s not good to be sitting inactive in front of a television (or computer!) for hours at a time.

This post from Slate Magazine | Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010
Read original story in Los Angeles Times | Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010

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