In this, the age of Netflix, most of us are guilty of it from time to time; binge watching. Catching episode one of a series and enjoying it so much, you pull up a chair and watch the whole darn season.
However, a new study by the Baker Heart & Diabetes Institute in Melbourne, Australia says binge watching could be very dangerous to your health, increasing one’s risk of dementia, Parkinson’s or diabetes.
Dr. Megan Grace tells news.com, “People should be attempting to sit less and move more throughout their day because we do believe there are health benefits. We know sitting involves reduced muscle activity, and therefore reduced blood flow. We think this stagnation in the blood vessels may be leading to an accumulation of inflammatory markers in the blood and muscles. When the inflammation isn’t cleared away and it hangs around, we think this long-term low-level inflammation is actually causing damages to tissues that lead to diseases like diabetes, lung diseases and cognitive disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.”
Yikes. So, long story short, it’s okay to watch every episode of ‘Game Of Thrones’……..just not in a row. ~ Jason