The Impact of Binge Watching on Your Health

Michele Debczak
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A full day spent binge watching the latest Netflix true crime series may leave your brain feeling fried, but is it actually bad for you? In their latest video, AsapSCIENCE investigates.

Health scares related to television consumption date back to long before the streaming age. In the 1967, a manufacturing error caused some TVs to be so radioactive that watching one would eventually kill you. Thankfully, binge watching is relatively safer today. The biggest health hazards viewers have to look out for is eye strain, myopia, and all the risks that come with a sedentary lifestyle. Of course, these can be offset with plenty of outdoor activity, so maybe take a quick walk before hitting that "next episode" button.