NBC News- Now that award season is over, many people may be spending the coming days binge watching the winning TV shows and movies.
But sitting or lying down for long periods of time can affect your posture and lead to chronic pain.
Experts from Baylor College say one thing you can do is to start with good posture when you first sit down.
You can do this by choosing a chair or a couch that provides good support and doesn’t let you slouch.
But, if you want to stretch out on the couch, place a pillow under the knees to help your lower back.
Finally, don’t forget to get up every once in a while.
Too much time on smartphones or social media could impact teen’s mental health
Too much time spent on smartphones or social media may be bad for a teen’s mental health.
Canadian researchers reviewed numerous studies involving teenagers and their use of smartphones.
They found an association between excessive phone and social media use with mental distress and suicidal thoughts.
The scientists cannot say that one causes the other, only that there was a possible link.
The study did not look at online gaming.
Parents are encouraged to discuss appropriate phone use with their children and try to be a good role model by limiting their own amount of screen time.