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Excessive TV Viewing May Contribute to Earlier Death

Posted on February 15, 2016 by Disability Help Group

If you suffer from a debilitating medical condition that will require time off from work for treatment and recovery, then you may qualify to receive long-term disability benefits.

In a report from CNN Health, new evidence shows that excessive TV viewing may contribute to an earlier death. After conducting recent studies on the impact of television and health, researchers discovered that for every 3 additional hours watched, the chance of death increased by 13% on average.

Additionally, they also discovered that for every 2 additional hours of television, the chance of developing heart disease increased by 15% and for type 2 diabetes it increased by 20%.

The results are similar to other risk factors that put individuals at a higher risk for diabetes, heart disease, and death, such as smoking, obesity, and high blood pressure.

Television viewing in the United States has become a common pastime activity, reducing the amount of time spent exercising and often being accompanied by eating junk food.

If you have questions concerning your eligibility for long-term disability benefits, then you should seek legal counsel as soon as possible. An Atlanta long-term disability representative can help you understand the process of applying for benefits and how to file your paperwork.

Long-term disability benefits may be available to those who have purchased a disability plan from a private insurer or have coverage through an employer. Unfortunately, the insurers don’t make it easy for the disabled to get access to the benefits they deserve. When a severe medical condition makes it impossible for you to work and you’ve been denied your long-term disability benefits, a representative from Disability Help Group can help you to cut through the red tape and fight for your benefits, no matter where you live in the U.S! Contact a South Florida disability representative today – 1-(800)-800-3332.