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Too Much TV and Computer Time May Increase Your Heart Attack Risk

If you spend more than four hours a day of leisure time in front of the TV or computer you could be at greater risk for a heart attack and stroke.

By Reader's Digest Editors

Do you spend more than four hours a day of leisure time in front of the TV or computer? If so, you could be at greater risk for a heart attack and stroke.

According to a recent study from the Journal of the American College of Cardiology the more you sit during leisure time, the more likely you are to be at risk for cardiovascular issues. It’s affecting our kids, too.

What’s even scarier is that exercise did not lessen the negative impact that excessive screen time has on cardiovascular health.

If you spend your day sitting at a desk, it’s critical that you don’t sit during your leisure time as well. Go for a walk with friends, take a Zumba class, or do a mini-workout during commercial breaks. The more time you spend on your feet, the better your cardiovascular and overall health will be.

Source: Bussinessweek.com

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