A new study from the University of Texas at Austin found that “people who binge-watch are more likely to be depressed and lonely, two factors that are also marked by harmful binge behaviors such as eating and drinking.”
If you’ve ever binge watched a TV series, then you know first-hand the experience can be simultaneously amazing and also really troubling. You love every second of it, but you also feel wrong somehow. Maybe it’s because your entire day passed by you and you never took off your pajamas or even left your couch. Or maybe it’s because you haven’t spoken to another human being in days (but you have had major QT with the cast of House of Cards…). Whatever the reason, binge-watching seems satisfying, but it in reality it can do more harm good. Here are 10 reasons to put down the remote control, step away from the couch, and stop binge TV watching shows.