Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Watching too much TV might kill you!

Watching too much television might kill you, according to a new study . The hours of inactivity required to
watch a TV series can raise the risk of dying from a blood clot in the lungs. For every extra two hours of TV watching per day , the risk of fatal pulmonary embolism was increased by 40%, the researchers found.Watching five or more hours of TV programs each day made people more than twice as likely to die than those watching less than 2.5 hours.
The actual risk might be even worse than the findings suggest, because of the number of deaths from the disease. And the danger is set to increase yet further as people binge watch even more on streaming services.
The research has led scientists to warn that such habits -watching back-to-back episodes of a TV series -might be dangerous. The new study , conducted in Japan, looked at the TV watching habits of over 86,000 people, studying them over time.
The researchers expressed concern about the danger posed by binge watching. People binge-watching TV should act like they would on a plane, said lead researcher Professor Hiroyasu Iso, from Japan's Osaka University . “After an hour or so, stand up, stretch, walk around, or while you're watching TV , tense and relax your leg muscles for five minutes,“ he said. 

Source: TOI

1 comment:

  1. Good to know. Getting up and moving around is a very easy thing to do.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺