Sitting is Sedentary: What Binge Watching TV Does to Your Health

April 1, 2015 10:01 PM

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Sitting is Sedentary: What Binge Watching TV Does to Your Health

It’s easy—and tempting—to settle in for a marathon session with your favorite TV show, but that indulgence may come back to haunt you.

In a study of people at higher risk of developing diabetes, researchers say that every hour spent sitting can increase the risk of developing the metabolic disorder by 3.4%. For a day-long binge, that could be as much as a 30% higher risk. “With streaming TV, you can watch a program continuously; in...

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