Rushing the development of devices and internet technology are bringing us many forms of entertainment is extremely diverse. Compared to many years ago, we can now spend hours every day watching movies, surfing the web, playing games. However, the frequent sitting in front of the screen is making people increasingly lazy to exercise, invisible invisible causes significant impacts on physical and mental health, and also changes our appearance. Future.
Based on data provided by the World Health Organization WHO, a US research team recently created two models that simulate the sharp impact on the body of people who often sit idly. eyes “in front of TV screens, computers, smartphones for a long time.
Named by researchers Eric and Hannah, this is the image of a person who is “addicted” to watching Netflix surfing the Internet for more than a dozen hours a day by 2040, after 20 years.
This is the image of us in the next 20 years if we still keep the habit of watching web surfing movies for tens of hours every day.
“Obesity leads to the affected bone being unable to stand upright, premature aging and bloodshot eyes due to constant exposure to the screen are some of the visible effects we discovered,” the team told Mirror. .
Accordingly, Eric’s forehead appears bald, while the skin is pale due to less exposure to natural light when often indoors. Due to the exposure to light from the screen, both Eric and Hannah showed signs of premature aging. The eyes of both of them are also bloodshot, accompanied by puffiness by constantly staring at the screen for a long time.
The inactive lifestyle has caused Eric and Hannah’s bodies to be severely devastated with a range of problems such as obesity, varicose veins, and deformed leg muscles. Their body is also extremely unbalanced, with a lot of fat in the waist, buttocks and thighs. In particular, both suffer from “dead butt” syndrome, or gluteal inflammation, when the glutes shrink and disappear from sitting for too long on a sofa.
According to the researchers, sitting for a long time will cause long-term pressure on the pelvis, damaging wounds, causing back pain and pain in the hips and ankles.
In addition, the researchers also describe the psychological impact of two characters Eric and Hannah. Spending many hours a day surfing the web and watching movies makes them often lack of sleep, insomnia, which often leads to mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety. However, the research team also confirmed that the above-mentioned harms only occur if we adopt a lifeless sedentary lifestyle for 20 years.
In 2018, a 26-year-old man was diagnosed with an “addiction” by doctors on Netflix, after he spent at least 8 hours a day just watching movies on the platform because it made him ‘feel good”.
Refer to The Mirror