Adults could minimise their exposure to health risks associated with watching TV if they limit viewing time to two hours a day, new research suggests.
Researchers found the lowest overall health risks from diseases including cancers and cardiovascular disease are associated with viewing TV for two hours or fewer each day.
I wonder if there’s an increased health risk from watching particular sorts of TV – like old black-and-white movies?
If there’s a health risk in watching TV, there’s probably one in reading books too.
In fact there’s probably a health risk in generally having your eyes open, looking at stuff,
Perhaps we should all be wearing eye patches. much like face masks.
How do they discover these health threats? It’s probably all done with statistics, like everything else. They find a correlation between the numbers of people with heart disease and the number watching TV, and deduce that one must be causing the other. Although which causes which must be open to question.
Anyway, fortunately I don’t have a TV.
But one simple health measure would be to have TV sets turn themselves off two hours after being turned on. This might mean that the screen goes blank midway through watching a movie or quiz show, but health is the only thing that really matters, as everybody knows. I expect the government will introduce this measure soon.
Which reminds me: how do people manage to stay at least one or two metres apart in order to keep them from getting Covid-19? The obvious way would be for them to wear clothes with two metre long poles sticking out in all directions, a bit like a hedgehog, to prevent them getting too close to anyone else. Though the poles would obviously need to have rubber tips to prevent them injuring other people, poking their eyes out. I expect the government is working on this too.