There are studies that have proved health risks for the people who spend lot of time watching TV. It is because of a link between maintaining a sedentary-based lifestyle with the hours spent viewing TV.
Young adults with TV viewing habits for 3+ hours daily, and who obtain less exercise every day, carry chances of developing cognitive issues during midlife, as per a study in the JAMA journal. This TV habit could double early death risks as well when compared against people watching it for less than an hour.
People who view TV for 5+ hours carry 2x risks of death from blood clots located in lungs when compared against those watching TV for less than 2.5 hours per day. This is most likely caused to the sitting that’s involved.
The answer is simple and involved attacking it with action from 2 sides. The first action to be taken is to cut down TV viewing hours down to 1-2 hours a day. This should be accompanied by increasing moderate-level exercises done by a person to about 60-75 minutes a day.
As per research that appeared in the journal The Lancet, while this wouldn’t help to eliminate all the risks that are associated with increased TV viewing time, it certainly does help in lessening these risks. New movement-related pastimes can also be found via this method, which can then be used to replace all the hours wasted by watching the TV.
However, it should be remembered that a majority of these health risks are related to nonstop, daily watching of the television. If a person is skipping it for the most part of the week, it doesn’t hurt to binge-watch a series for hours together.
However, these people should remember to take stretching breaks or movements for 15 minutes. They should also refrain from consuming high-calorie items while they watch their shows.