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Study: Owning too much technology can ruin your health

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A new study shows that owning multiple forms of technology may decrease physical activity and increase waist lines for people who own all three items. (Source: CNN) A new study shows that owning multiple forms of technology may decrease physical activity and increase waist lines for people who own all three items. (Source: CNN)

(CNN) – Owning a car, a computer and a TV could negatively impact your health.

An article published by the Canadian Medical Association Journal reported people who owned all three items tended to sit more and move less.

Researchers took data from more than 150,000 people in various countries.

In the group, those who owned a car, a computer and a TV had a 31 percent decrease in physical activity. Twenty-one percent also had an increase in waist size of almost four inches.

The study's lead author says this could foreshadow serious health problems in developing countries.

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