Binge-Watching TV Heightens Risk of Blood Clots

Updated: Mar 3



'Binge watching' seems to be everyone's guilty pleasure these days. The latest research indicates that our guilt is well-founded, as several studies have linked prolonged TV watching sessions with fatal Blood Clots (VTE) and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD). This is because it encourages a sedentary lifestyle, with long hours spent with barely any movement, coupled with mindlessly snacking on junk food.

Source- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/pmc/articles/PMC4324728/


However, there is no reason you can't keep up with your favourite shows while also avoiding these health risks.


Read on to know 3 easy steps to avoiding fatal Blood Clots that can happen as a result of Prolonged TV Watching sessions.


Step 1-

Take frequent breaks to walk around and stretch. Something as simple as a few stretches or a small walk outside can make a huge difference, and also make you feel energized, as opposed to watching TV continuously, which can make you feel more lethargic.


Step 2-

Have a fitness schedule. Moderate to vigorous exercise a few times a week can offset the health problems caused by binge-watching.


Step 3-

Make your TV time snacks more healthy. Switch to salads, almonds, and green tea instead of chips and soft drinks. Resisting the urge to binge eat while we binge-watch can reduce some of the damage caused to our health by watching TV for long periods.


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