Streaming video services are all the rage these days. You have Hulu, Netflix HBO Go and more. We have all of this media at our finger tips to watch anytime you want. With all of that media we have a new term, that term is binge watching. If you haven’t heard of it binge watching is watching a full seasons of a show in one sitting.
Surprisingly science has found that binge watching may be bad for your health. A study out of Japan looked at thousands of TV watchers over two decades and found that they were in danger. That danger was a 70 percent higher chance of pulmonary embolism. A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot that moves from the leg to the other parts of the body.
Sitting down for long periods of time which binge watching entails is the main culprit of blood clots, especially in the legs. So this study opens a big debate, should you binge watch or should you not? Well I say go for it, just make sure you get some exercise every now and then and you should be good. The CNET article on the subject says that should work.
They say after an hour of watching you should stand up and stretch, walk around a little bit. Another thing you can do is tense and relax your leg muscles for 5 minutes. So if you plan on binge watching be sure to remember this study. Try to do a little exercise while you watch, run on a tread mill if you have one or just stand up and walk to the kitchen and back to get some water. Or run to the mailbox and grab the mail. Just remember most everything is good in moderation, and enjoy the show while you can.