Is Binge Watching Bad For You?

I don’t binge watch a lot of television shows but a few have sucked me into the dark world of couch-potato-ness. These include: Breaking Bad, Bates Motel, House of Cards and Homeland.

I never really felt all that bad about binge watching these shows until I watched this new AsapSCIENCE video (see below). A couple of key points in the video really stood out to me:

  • Studies have shown that people who watch less television tend to burn more calories even if they aren’t doing more physical activity;
  • Multiple studies have found a correlation between television viewing time and all causes of death;
  • One study even suggests that for every one hour of television you watch, you cut off 22 minutes of your life.

Anyone else feel the sudden urge to take a walk outside?

If you can not see the embedded video above please use the following link: Is Binge Watching Bad For You?

Patric Welch

Patric Welch founded Noobie, Inc. in 2006 to help others effectively choose and use technologies to enhance their work and lives. The catchy company name earned Welch the name of Mr. Noobie®, but, in reality, Welch is an experienced and professional techie. Unlike most techies, Welch evaluates emerging technologies from a noobie’s perspective and provides technology education for all skill levels in a friendly, non-threatening way.
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