Relaxing in front of the television (TV) and computers make people less active, so the heart is more often problematic. But if both are compared, watching TV is considered more harmful to the heart than computers.
In a study at the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, scientists revealed that the energy required is very low when watching TV. Even though they both sit, the energy needed while watching TV is smaller than when using a computer.
Moreover, the habit of watching TV tend to be more unhealthy than when playing the computer. If in front of a computer both hands are busy with the mouse and keyboard, in front of the TV people only need one hand to hold the remote control while the other hand is free.
The hand that is free is what sometimes trigger unhealthy habits, like eating, snacking on sweets or salty foods. Sugary foods can cause a buildup of calories that trigger diabetes, whereas salty foods can cause high blood pressure.
“The message to be learned from this research is to limit the time children spend in front of the TV,” said Valerie Carson, one of the scientists who conducted the study, according to Medicalnewstoday, Monday (11/21/2011).
Behavior of laziness or sedentary behavior such as watching TV and playing computers the whole day is a threat to heart health. Lack of physical activity can lead to obesity, and lead to complications in heart and metabolic systems.
Diseases associated with heart and blood vessels is now one of the most major causes of death worldwide. Number of cases is increasing, especially in developing countries who are experiencing dramatic changes in lifestyle and eating habits.Tagged with: Heart Health,