That Orange Is the New Black marathon just might “shorten your sentence,” if you catch our drift.
In a new study conducted by the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain, and published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, participants who watched “three or more hours a day of television viewing had a twofold higher risk of mortality than those reporting less than one hour a day.”
More specifically, the eight-year study found that for every two extra hours of TV-viewing, the participants — average age 37 — were 44 percent more likely to die from heart disease or stroke, 21 percent more likely to die of cancer and 55 percent more likely to die from other causes, NBC News reports.
The study also noted that kicking back in the recliner to consume mass quantities of TV is a more passive activity than driving a car or working on a computer, possibly lowering your metabolism more than just sitting and doing nothing.
Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…
* Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Terry Crews will host the 30th Annual Television Critics Association (TCA) Awards on Saturday, July 19. A full list of nominees can be found here.
* Turner Classic Movies will pay tribute to legendary actor Eli Wallach, who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 98, with an 11-hour film marathon on Monday, June 30. The schedule includes How the West Was Won, The Misfits and Baby Doll.
* MTV will air the 90-minute one-off 16 and Pregnant: Life After Labor Finale Special on Tuesday, July 1 at 10/9c, leading into 16 and Pregnant: Unseen Moments.