Several previous studies have linked extended periods spent sitting down and/or watching TV
to poor health and death from heart disease or stroke.
Anyone watching TV
without a licence risks prosecution and a fine of up to pounds 1,000.
Almost nine out of ten of those questioned by Halfords said they spent most of their family time watching TV
but only three per cent wanted to.
The boy, who does not want to be named, said yesterday: "My mum, brother and friend were watching TV
. They said they would slit my mum's throat if I made any noise then burn our house down.
A spokesperson for the company said consumers are spending their spare time online rather than watching TV
and that broadcasting companies need to address this trend and prepare for this move by promoting interactive television services and digital video recorders.
is our most popular pastime--the average American spends 40% of leisure time watching TV
, logging in an average of more than four hours of TV a day, or two full months of TV a year.
There's some good new about children watching TV
-- they're watching less!
for three hours or more a day at age five led to a 0.13 point increase, on a 10-point scale, in behaviour problems by age seven, compared with those who watched for an hour or less.
They wanted to explore what psychological and social impact time spent watching TV
and playing electronic games may have on kids aged between five and seven.
MORE than 1,390 people were caught watching TV
without a valid licence in Huddersfield in 2011, TV Licensing has revealed.
They warned that watching TV
is a "public health problem" comparable to issues such as smoking and obesity.
MORE than 3,000 people were caught watching TV
without a licence last year.
Individuals who spent hours watching TV
greatly heightened the chances of dying early from heart attacks and strokes.
MORE than 1,580 people in Cardiff were caught watching TV
without a licence during the first six months of 2009, TV Licensing has revealed.
THE number of people caught in Liverpool watching TV
without a licence has risen.