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Television or exercise: Pick one

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August 09, 2006 16:43 IST

Finally, mothers and wives have conclusive proof.

The American Journal of Public Health recently published a scientific study with evidence that people who watch more television are likely to be less active. Apparently, every hour of television watched daily means you are 47 per cent more likely to miss out on normal exercise!

Experts believe every healthy human being should walk at least 10,000 steps per day. Couch potatoes, however, walk 144 fewer steps for every hour spent watching television.

How many hours do you spend in front of the idiot box? Tell us

Are you in control of YOUR television viewing? Do you skip outings if they clash with your favourite talk show, sitcom or serial? Tell us

Do you end up spending too many hours in front of your television every day/weekend? Tell us

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