Beware the boob tube
If you're a guy and you find yourself spending too much time in front of the old boob tube, your little swimmers are likely in some serious jeopardy. According to a new Harvard study all that T.V. time could cause a drop in sperm count.
And we're not talking a small drop here. According to researchers, if you clock in at over 20 hours a week of tube time your sperm count could be slashed by up to 44 percent!
Now here's the part where I tell you that it was a small study, and that just because researchers saw an association between sedentary T.V. time and drop in sperm count, it doesn't prove that too much T.V. caused the drop. But you know what I say: if it's pink, has a snout, and oinks when you poke it, well then, you've probably got a pig on your hands.
The solution, of course, is a simple one. Break up with your couch. Do something else during that 20 hours a week instead and your problem's solved. In fact, in the same study researchers found that guys who were exercising a lot...fifteen hours a week or more...had sperm counts that were a stunning 75 percent higher than the guys who got 5 hours or less of exercise each week.