A few days ago, our team at OurSeniors.net briefly spoke about the effects self-isolation has on the body. Today we are taking a deeper dive into how staying indoors and binge-watching Netflix affects the health of a senior.
Netflix, Hulu, and all the streaming apps on the market have changed the way America watches TV. We now have instant access to hundreds of shows, movies, and documentaries that are commercial-free, anywhere, and anytime. Binge-watching a TV series (finishing an entire TV series in less than a week) has become a favorite American past-time. According to a Netflix survey, 61% of users are regularly watching two-six episodes of a show in one sitting, and most of them do it alone. Though entertaining, the act of binge-watching your favorite shows repeatedly can lead to serious health problems.
Below are a few reasons why you should take a break from streaming.
- Netflix can lead to lower brain functioning due to rapid changes in images, sounds, and actions that your brain processes and lack of interaction.
- It weakens your cardiovascular system and can lead to a lower life expectancy.
- It increases the risk of depression due to isolation and reactive depression.
- It’s linked to obesity and appears to encourage overeating.
- It decreases your socialization, as most people binge-watch alone.
- It can destroy your sleep patterns due to long periods of mental stimulation, which cut into your ability to fall asleep.
- It can lead to deep-vein thrombosis from prolonged periods sitting.
- It can cause constant fatigue due to sleep debt.
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If you have a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, call your nearest medical facility and seek care immediately. If you have an underlying condition like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or respiratory conditions, shelter in place and stay away from others or crowded areas. For the most up-to-date information about the coronavirus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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