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Excessive TV viewing can turn your kids into couch potatoes

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 21:31

Parents need to closely monitor the TV time of their kids as research has bolstered the link between TV habits and obesity in kids.

History lesson: Couch potatoes have weaker bones

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 22:56

If you want stronger bones, get on with some intense physical activity as a relaxed lifestyle weakens bones, a study finds.

Early depression turns men into couch potatoes

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014, 16:12

Does your hubby spend most of his leisure time online or in front of the TV set to the extent of ignoring family? The reason may well be depression early on his life, a study suggests.

Sitting all day? Check extra fat on your buttocks

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 18:26

For all those couch potatoes or workaholics out there, forget belly fat as sitting for long hours does add extra fat on your buttocks too.

Couch potatoes at increased risk of heart failure

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 15:51

Couch potatoes, beware! Sitting for long periods increases heart failure risk in men, even for those who exercise regularly, a new study has warned.

Potatoes may be one of the best superfoods

Last Updated: Saturday, May 25, 2013, 10:39

A new study shows that potatoes are one of the best nutritional values in the produce aisle, providing one of the better nutritional values per penny than most other raw vegetables and delivering one of the most affordable source of potassium of the more frequently consumed vegetables, second only to beans.

White veggies also essential to healthy diet

Last Updated: Thursday, May 16, 2013, 18:01

Colorful vegetables are often promoted as top nutrient sources, but leading nutrition scientists have revealed that potatoes and other white vegetables are just as important to a healthy diet as their colorful cousins in the produce aisle.

Eating white potatoes increases intake of potassium

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 11:44

Consumption of white potatoes is linked to increased intake of potassium, a new study has revealed.

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