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Link between Cardiovascular Problems and Excessive Television Viewing

Posted on February 16, 2016 by Disability Help Group

If you have been diagnosed with a severe mental or physical condition that prevents you from working for a lengthy period of time, you may qualify to receive long-term disability benefits depending on the severity of your condition and the details of your coverage.

According to a report from the Doctor’s Lounge, a new study indicates a link between cardiovascular problems and excessive television viewing. Specifically, “excessive” TV watching, as defined by this study, may lead to a higher risk of heart disease and even a shorter life span.

Excessive television viewing is not the only culprit. When individuals spend more than 4 hours a day in front of video games, the computer or the television they are more likely to suffer heart failure, heart attack or stroke.

For overall cardiovascular health, sitting stationary for long periods of time is not healthy and the chances of cardiovascular problems developing are greater for those who have sedentary jobs.

Researchers suggest that individuals who have to sit for long periods of time during the day find ways to incorporate physical activity and avoid sitting if you don’t have to.

This report can be found in the Jan. 18 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Consulting with a long-term disability representative is the best way to determine if you qualify for long-term disability benefits or to receive help if you have been denied benefits.

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