Author Box
Articles Categories
All Categories
Articles Resources

Too Much TV Watching And A Lack Of Exercise Causes Depression

February 22, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 215

According to a U.S. study that included thousands of women, found that too much TV watching and a lack of exercise causes depression in some people. While we all go through ups and downs, depression is different in that it engulfs your every waking moment and your ability to work, study, eat, sleep and of course, have fun.

The latest research discovered that women who exercised the most had a 20% less chance of being depressed than those who didn't exercise very often.

Depression affects almost 21 million Americans each year, and about 4% of teens get depressed. We do know that women are 70% more likely to experience depression than men. Clinical depression is not something you can snap out of, and calls for treatment with therapy and medications.

The research included almost 50,000 women who completed surveys every few years as an ongoing part of the American. Nurses' Health Study. The period examined in this work was from 1992 to 2006.

The participants noted down the time spent in front of the TV each week throughout 1992, and also provided information on how regularly they exercised between the years 1992 and 2000. The women also reported any clinical depression or if they were taking medication to combat depression.

The work included women who were not suffering from depression in 1996. Over the ten years that followed, 6,500 new depression diagnoses occurred among the subjects.

Even after the team took into account health and lifestyle factors known to be associated with depression - things like being over weight, smoking, along with a host of diseases, those who exercised the most (up to 90 minutes/day) meant these women were 20% less likely to be depressed than those who only exercised ten minutes or less a day.

Those who sat for three hours or more in front of TV a day had a 13% greater chance of being depressed compared to women who hardly ever watched TV. Of course part of that is that women likely replaced active time with time spent sitting in front of the television.

But, the more hours the women spent in front of the TV, the more likely they were to be depressed.

It's also possible that some women may have been experiencing depression before being diagnosed. The diagnosis came later, after they'd been participating in the research.

Being more active was linked with a lower depression risk. Being active might help boost self-esteem as well as give a sense of control, while releasing beneficial endorphins into the bloodstream and helping manage stress and tension.

Another part of depression is the very real risk of suicide. Thinking about death or ending your life are symptoms not to be ignored. This isn't just a warning sign or a bid for attention - it's a serious cry for help. A cry you need to heed. If you believe someone you love is thinking this way do something about it and seek professional help immediately. Talking about depression and suicide can save a life. As can avoiding activities that can cause it, like too much TV watching and a lack of exercise.

FREE Bonus Secret Health Reports - For a limited time you can grab 5 FREE essential health reports from the Daily Health Bulletin. Click through now to discover other side effects of too much TV watching.

Source: EzineArticles
Was this Helpful ?

Rate this Article

Article Tags:

Watching Tv Too Much


Too Much Tv Watching


Lack Of Exercise Effects


Lack Of Exercise Causes

Your body needs glucose in order to get energy for cell and tissue function. Without energy, the cells do not function properly and the immune system is compromised. When your blood glucose levels

By: Clifford H Woods l Health & Fitness > Diabetes l July 09, 2013 lViews: 2617

Heavy Metals - Free radicals (tissue damaging molecules that cause aging and bodily deterioration) are the result of the ever-present toxins within our environment. Heavy metals are contained in

By: Clifford H Woods l Health & Fitness > Supplements l July 09, 2013 lViews: 607

Braun shavers and trimmers are very standard brand and their new curser beard and head trimmer is big for trimming beards. This trimmer was specifically made to be able to trim down your beard and

By: Lovey Blackburn l Health & Fitness > Beauty l December 20, 2012 lViews: 460

On this website you will find latest makeup reviews and swatches from real people. You will know how makeup products look in real life, and you can also participate! Post your photos, tips and

By: l Health & Fitness > Beauty l December 09, 2012 lViews: 321

You can either seek referrals from friends and associates or search for consultants on the internet. The latter, in our opinion, would be a viable option for those pressed for time.You can either

By: Simon Liva l Health & Fitness > Diseases l December 07, 2012 lViews: 269

Healthy living is essential in today's world, to ensure one's well being. Learn how to relax and improve your mood now! Be it exercising, or indulging in one's passions and hobbies, be sure to set

By: Clarinda l Health & Fitness > Mind Body Spirit l December 02, 2012 lViews: 262

Professional depression treatment helps people return to a normal life. Many resist going in, but once they do, they realize they should have gone earlier.

By: A Aaronsonl Health & Fitness > Depressionl April 26, 2012 lViews: 207

A lot of people engage in negative thinking either about other people or about themselves. A lot of people hold resentment for years - never letting go of the past. This definitely paints a picture

By: Jack Foleyl Health & Fitness > Depressionl April 26, 2012 lViews: 212

Having low self-esteem and lack of self-confidence can lead to self-destructive behaviors. Reversing these negative emotions and preventing self-destructive behavior can be a lot of hard work. In

By: Minnisha D. Williamsl Health & Fitness > Depressionl April 25, 2012 lViews: 180

Depression is a habit we fall into by the way we continually hold our body, use our language and repeat our negative thoughts patterns. But I personally believe that it's a habit that can be broken

By: Michelle Searsl Health & Fitness > Depressionl April 23, 2012 lViews: 204

Personally, I find things like funerals, Christmas and New Year very stressful. I have thought quite a bit about why this is and I realised that it's largely because of the expectations that we place

By: Linney Elderl Health & Fitness > Depressionl April 23, 2012 lViews: 186

Is a diagnosis of depression in one spouse like a death sentence for your marriage? Many people believe that separation is inevitable, but that doesn't have to be the case. It may cause challenges,

By: Kristie Brownl Health & Fitness > Depressionl April 21, 2012 lViews: 181

Just about one in three U.S. adults have high blood pressure, a silent, symptomless condition that ups the risk of heart disease and disabling stroke. The goal of treatment, including ways to lower

By: Kirsten Whittakerl Health & Fitness > Heart Diseasel June 07, 2012 lViews: 228

Welcome news to the many who suffer from high blood pressure. Exercise has been shown to cut the chance of death in a recent 12-year study. What's more, the team also saw that inactivity upped the

By: Kirsten Whittakerl Health & Fitness > Heart Diseasel June 07, 2012 lViews: 257

Attitude may be more important than we ever thought when it comes to finding ways to keep the heart healthy. A new review finds that those with a more upbeat, optimistic outlook appear to have a

By: Kirsten Whittakerl Health & Fitness > Heart Diseasel June 07, 2012 lViews: 187

More reason to eat those veggies! Women who follow a breast cancer diet and eat lots of cruciferous (broccoli, Brussels sprouts, bok choy) veggies have a greater chance of living longer and have less

By: Kirsten Whittakerl Cancer > Breast Cancerl June 01, 2012 lViews: 228

If you want to lower breast cancer risk avoiding alcohol may be key, as even a little alcohol might be enough to get you in trouble. While experts have warned of the many health dangers of too much

By: Kirsten Whittakerl Cancer > Breast Cancerl May 23, 2012 lViews: 194

New research on the breast cancer link with diet finds that elevated levels of dietary cadmium are likely to increase your chance of developing this form of cancer. Cadmium is a heavy metal that is

By: Kirsten Whittakerl Cancer > Breast Cancerl May 18, 2012 lViews: 190