Where does all our time go?

Americans spend a humongous amount of time watching TV.

Singdhi Sokpo

If you’re between 35 and 44 and feel like you have no time to yourself — it’s ‘cause you don’t.

A recent study from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics found this age group has the least amount of daily leisure time at three hours and 52 minutes.

And over half that time…

… is spent watching the 4.5B TV shows that came out in the last year.

Other findings include:

  • 15- to 19-year-olds spend the lowest percentage of leisure time watching TV (35%), but the highest percentage on video and computer games (25%).
  • 20- to 24-year-olds only spend 18 min./day on sports and fitness compared to 42 min./day for 15- to 19-year-olds. Damn job!
  • 35- to 44-year-olds spend the highest percentage of leisure time socializing (15.38%). That number falls hard after 65 (7.25%).

But it’s not all bad news for the 65+ crowd — in total, the group spends the most time relaxing, thinking, and reading. Sounds lovely.

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