Has Netflix Officially Replaced Our Squad? This Study Says Yes
Don’t get us wrong — we love Netflix just as much as the next binge-watcher. How could we not, with reboots like Gilmore Girls (have you SEEN that finale wrap pic?) and Fuller House 2, riveting documentaries and mind-blowing originals like Jessica Jones?
But just how much are we willing to give up in order to get our marathon on? Frankly? We’re not sure you want to know the answer.
According to a new analysis by Cordcutting.com, the average subscriber will spend one hour and 40 minutes watching Netflix each day. Compared to statistics reported by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, that’s nearly six times the amount of time that the average American spends exercising (17 minutes) and relaxing/thinking (17 minutes), about five times the amount that we spend on reading (19 minutes) and more than double the amount of time we spend socializing and communicating (38 minutes).
Yes, you read that right — we spend more time Netflix-ing than we do interacting with humans IRL. Yikes!
We got a feel for how reliant we’ve become on technology when we tried to go without our iPhone for a day, but we had no idea we were slowly but surely replacing our own friends and family with our Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt obsession.
We don’t know about you, but we’re feeling prettttttyyyy guilty right about now. Time to go call our moms… and our besties… and anyone else who will answer the phone!
Did this study’s findings alarm you? Tell us about it on Twitter @BritandCo!
(h/t Elite Daily, photo via Pascal le Segretain/Getty)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!