To binge-watch television, you pretty much have to sit down and stay put. Inevitably, this means you are less exercise and physically active. The benefits of exercise and physical activity are incremental, and every little bit helps. On the other hand, every little bit more of inactivity from binging on television shows also adds up, increasing the likelihood of chronic diseases like diabetes, obesity, heart and circulatory problems, and other adverse consequences. One action you can to counteract the lack of activity during binge-watching is to do your watching standing up. Standing up burns an average of an extra forty calories per hour, and it also is a form of weight-bearing exercise that improves muscle tone, circulation, and heart health.
Keep reading to learn more about the health consequences of binge-watching television.