How binge watching affects your back and your lifestyle

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – One of the things people often don’t realize when binge watching TV or staring at computer screen is how they’re sitting is affecting their back.

Chiropractor Dr. Alex Vidan discusses ways to avoid back pain while binge watching a show and how it truly impacts your body to sit in a position for too long.

Watching TV can cause weight gain because when you see food commercials or shows you often want to eat what you’re watching.

Recliner can be bad because you put your head forward while watching TV.

Move around and get up every once and a while.

Sitting curves your spine into a C-shape.

Sitting also shrinks your lung capacity by a third get less oxygen decreases focus (sit in a chair with a pillow behind back helps open lungs.

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