Researchers from the University of Queensland, Australia have analyzed information from the "Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle Study," together with population and death rate data and arrived at a disturbing conclusion. Your TV is killing you. In fact, every hour of viewing brings you 22 minutes closer to death.
It is assumed that it is the sedentary lifestyle, rather than being bored to death or preferring death to viewing so many commercials, that is the culprit. Depression can lead to earlier death, but does TV viewing make viewers depressed, or do more depressed people view more television? The jury is out on that. But it is clear that the more time in front of the boob tube, you not only lost those 22 minutes at the end of life, but also just waisted the 60 min. you had.