Ways Binge-Watching TV Is Waging War On Your Body

 – February 24, 2015  –– 

A study last year found that watching television was linked to binge-eating. So, you may sit down to watch your favorite show and wind up eating more than you’d like. Some ideas to combat that are to portion out healthier foods or to rule out eating while you watch television. Christopher Ochner, PhD, an obesity and nutrition expert at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, said binge-watching makes us sedentary so we burn fewer calories than we would if we were walking around or even standing. "If we do this [stay sedentary] often enough, we will actually begin to lose muscle mass, which will be replaced by fat," he said.

-Christopher Ochner, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine, Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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