Television Viewing by Older Adults There is a general trend for adults to watch a larger quantity of television as they age. Indeed, adults over the age of 65 have been shown repeatedly to watch more television (TV) than any other age group. However, the pros and cons of TV viewing by older adults are seldom talked about. Research has also revealed disturbing evidence that excessive TV watching is associated with a shorter lifespan. 13 Those in the highest risk category watched an average of six hours of television a day and had a lifespan nearly five years shorter than people who did not watch TV. But does TV itself cause a shorter lifespan?
According to Drs. Jennifer L. Derenne and Eugene V. Beresin, in a study published on Academic Psychiatry, excessive viewing of television may lead to both obesity and eating disorders. Women are particularly at risk. TV sets an ideal body image that many cannot attain. They are bombarded by images of unattainable beauty. Young adults who watch a lot of TV and don't exercise much may start to see the effects of their unhealthy habits on their brains as early as midlife, a new study suggests. In the study.
Sep 02, · Limelight’s State of Online Video research suggests that the United States is the world’s leader in binge entertainment consumption (defined as . Sep 11, · How excessive TV watching affects young adults By: health enews Staff The more television young adults watch, the more likely they are to struggle with obesity later in .