If you are obsessed with watching the news, a study out of Texas Tech University suggests it could be bad for your health, Study Finds reports.
In fact, the researchers noted that those who daily check the headlines will experience “significantly greater physical ill-being,” both physically, mentally and emotionally in the form of anxiety and stress.
The study, which involved 1,100 people, added that one in six people had what researchers described as an addiction to the news.
Study Finds reports:
This can start interfering with people’s personal lives, leaving them feeling powerless and distressed about global events including the pandemic, the war in Ukraine, and climate change. […]
Almost three-quarters (73.6%) with severe levels of problematic news consumption experienced mental ill-being “quite a bit” or “very much” compared with just eight percent of all participants overall. The study also found that more than three in five (61%) news addicts experienced physical ill-being “quite a bit” or “very much” compared with just six percent of everyone else.
READ: Obsessively watching the news can make you mentally and physically sick