Trevor agrees too much TV isn't good for your health

Trevor Walker at the Webbers Retravision television display. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin
Trevor Walker at the Webbers Retravision television display. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin Chris Ison Rokctelevision

ALTHOUGH Rockhampton's Trevor Walker loves his television, he isn't prepared to sacrifice his health for it.

And he isn't about to let it rule his kid's lives either.

Trevor wasn't surprised that research by the American Heart Association found watching three or more hours of television a day doubled a person's risk of dying young.

Over eight years, researchers studied 13,284 healthy volunteers and recorded 97 deaths from heart disease, cancer and other diseases linked to sedentary behaviour.

Risk of death was found to be twice as high for participants watching three or more hours a day of television.

Figures show two-thirds of Queensland adults are overweight or obese.

Trevor agreed Australia's waistlines were expanding.

"We're a much lazier nation now than we were 15 years ago," He said.

Sport and activity was always a big part of Trevor's life and he said he encouraged his kids to be the same.

Trevor said he limited the time they could spend watching television.

He said it wasn't necessarily just their weight that was an issue.

"For me it's about them being creative and making up their own games rather than relying on the idiot box to entertain them," Trevor said.

Topics:  healthy lifestyle heart disease research television

Dreamworld scare: "We were in line but went on other ride"

Flowers are placed outside of Dreamwolrd theme park, remebering the four people who died in an amusement ride accident.

Family witnessed fatal Dreamworld accident.

Anglo Coal admits it sent worker to poisonous site

TRAGEDY: 36-year-old electrician Paul McGuire died after inhaling fatal air at Grasstree mine.

Anglo Coal admits error that sent miner to his death

Local Partners

Chinese feast for Rockhampton diners

THE 17th Elder of Rockhampton Chinese community dinner held at Malaysian Hut over two nights, September 6 and 7.


OKTOBERFEST: Rachel Driemel, Tori Clayson, Naomi Clayson, Emily Garner and Proll at the Emu Park Oktoberfest last year which is on tomorrow at Bell Park.

LOOKING for something to do this weekend?

REVIEW: Teamwork makes this dream show truly magical

MAGICAL MUSICAL: Matthew Dennis and Catherine Schwarten star as Caractacus Potts and Truly Scrumptious in RMU's production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Don't miss this fantasmagorical musical in the Pilbeam this weekend

WATCH: NASA space station is live, see the view from above

In this picture taken from NASA's International Space Station from April 2015, the SpaceX Dragon is captured with the 57.7-foot-long Canadarm2 robotic arm before its installation to the Harmony module.

See the world from a new perspective as space station passes Rocky

Mel C won't return to Spice Girls for daughter

MEL C is adamant she won't reunite with the Spice Girls

60's British rock legends to return to Australia

The Troggs will play a string of dates across Australia in November.  Photo Contributed

We all remember 'Wild Thing' and now you can hear it live.

Depp jumps ship from agency of 25 years

Johnny Depp has signed to CAA after 25 years with the United

Orlando Bloom 'buried' Katy Perry in birthday flowers

Orlando Bloom "buried" Katy Perry in flowers for her birthday

MacBook fires up: New "touchbar" will include emojis

COULD emojis help the MacBook again deliver a laptop revolution?

Angus T. Jones got miserable on Two and a Half Men

Child star's misery while shooting 'Two and a Half Men'

Want to own one of Australia's best restaurants?

TOP GONG: Mooloolaba Spice Bar has been named in TripAdvisor's Top 10 Australian restaurants for 2016.

Here's your chance to pick up one of the Coast's favourite eateries

Coast biggest rental drop in Qld

Vacancy rates for the September quarter.

Vacancy rates on Coast a promising sign

Tough times in CBD: Woolies says goodbye Ipswich

Woolworths in the Ipswich Mall.Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times

The last day of trading will be January 1

Low rent helps teen get ahead

Yeppoon Real Estate principal and owner Esme Coren at one of their rental properties in Yeppoon.

Low rent great for tenant, not for owner

Look at me! Kath and Kim home up for sale

Kath and Kim from the iconic Aussie TV series.

'Crack open the Baileys and grab a box of BBQ Shapes'

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!