The effect binge-watching has on your health

trending 18/09/2017

If you're anything like us, you'll be guilty of being able to binge-watch an entire season in just one day but looks like that's something we shouldn't be proud of after all...

A recent study of more than 8900 adults, published in the journal of Medicine & Science in Sports & Excersise has found that all that time watching your fav show isn't great for health. To be honest though we could already tell that, we mean have you ever seen yourself after 8 episodes in a row?

The study found that spening an excessive time watching TV, more than four hours a day, was linked to a 12 percent risk of inflammatory-related death. Wow, that went from 0 to 100 reeeeaaal quick...

Lead investigator at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Insitute, Dr Megan Grace spoke with AAP saying more research is needed to add to the evidence about the impact prolonged sitting has on health along with her advice "People should be attempting to sit less and move more throughout their day because we do believe their are health benefits".

Participants in the study, which started in 2000, were categorised in to three groups based on how much they watched TV; less than two hours, greater than two hours but less than four, and more than four hours.

The study found a 54 per cent higher risk of inflammatory-related death in those who watched between two to four hours of TV a day.

So as we see it you've got two options here, cut back on Netflix to just 2 episodes a day or, if you're watching any more of that, get up and do some jogging on the spot while you watch.