Watching too much TV could be hazardous for your health new study says
POSTED: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 10:44pm
UPDATED: Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 6:36am
TYLER - According to a new study, some experts are growing concerned about the health issues that can be involved with spending too much time in front of the tube.
Dr. Bryan Lowery with Trinity Mother Frances says, watching too much TV can trigger other bad habits.
"We probably eat a little more when we watch TV. Probably not the right things so all those things right there will you to an unhealthy lifestyle."
Experts say the problem isn't watching television but the sedentary lifestyle that it promotes.
"In the long run a sedentary lifestyle will make you more prone to dying of heart disease or diabetes, stroke, or some kind of cancer."
Experts say the trend of spending hours in front of the TV is relatively new, and it stems from a deeper issue.
Dr. Stephen Westmoreland, an East Texas Psychologist says, "I think it's kind of like alcohol it quells loneliness a little bit, it's like having a radio playing in the background it just kind of numbs us to the isolation that many of us get swamped by."
Ultimately experts say there is nothing wrong with enjoying your favorite shows or even your favorite TV station, KETK but it just comes down to finding that balance between exercise and entertainment.
"I think too much of anything is not a good thing I think we have to keep everything in moderation."