The living-room couch is such a comfortable piece of furniture. What could be better than plopping down on the couch, turning on the latest cable news political debate, and chilling out for hours?  I admit it’s a heck of a great way to unwind after spending all day at work.

But the latest evidence, published in The Journal of The American College of Cardiology, suggests that prolonged periods on the davenport may be bad for your heart health, EVEN if you engage in a fair amount of exercise.  Roni Caryn Rabin writes in the New York Times that a study followed over 4 thousand middle-aged Scottish men.

After reading this piece in the Times, I’m going to try to limit my couch time. But I won’t stop looking under the couch for some loose change.