On average, these participants "spent more time in light physical activities or sedentary activities that burn more calories than watching television does--reading, playing board games, or scrapbooking," according to the Times article. As a result, they burned 120 more calories per day than others in the study.
Although burning an extra 120 calories per day isn't enough for serious weight loss, it does add up over time. If you're looking for an easy first step toward better health, why not start by getting off the couch?
So, how much time do you normally spend in front of the television?