Is binge watching television shows shortening your life?

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?

Want to Unplug for a Bit?

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