Youâ€™ve accepted the idea that TV makes you dumber. You know there are lots of more edifying things you could be doing with your time than cheering on the contestants on "Survivor."
And unless youâ€™re working out to an exercise video, you know those hours sprawled out in front of the screen are going to make you fatter â€” not to mention the impact of all that junk food youâ€™ve been tempted to scarf down during the commercial breaks.
But youâ€™ll be surprised to learn the host of other bad things TV can do to you.
TV-viewing is a pretty deadly pastime, research suggests. No matter how much time you spend in the gym, every hour you spend in front of the TV increases your risk of dying from heart disease, according to a recent report in Circulation. ...