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One Secret Side Effect of Watching Too Much TV After 40, Says Study

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You don't need us to tell you that watching too much TV isn't exactly the smartest lifestyle decision you can make. If you're parked on the couch for long hours, day after day, you're definitely fast-tracking negative side effects that include weight gain and enduring back and shoulder pain, while putting yourself at a greater risk of heart disease and diabetes. According to recent research published in the Journal of Sports Sciences , you'll be putting yourself at much greater risk of poor mental health, as well. What's more, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and published earlier this year in the International Journal of Obesity , you'll be hurting your attention span and making yourself much more vulnerable to distraction. But according to three news studies of older TV viewers that were presented together last month at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology, Prevention, Lifesty