The world is living through an energy crisis.
But when it comes to watching your favorite films on your computer, you probably don’t have to be worried.
In fact, a new research paper by two Harvard researchers says burning a DVD could actually be beneficial for your health.
“If you burn a DVD, you may be getting the benefits of an energy-efficient entertainment system,” says the study’s lead author, Anil Dube.
“You get a good night’s sleep, you get a little energy, and you’re also getting some nutrients.”
In a paper published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Dube and his colleagues found that burning DVDs could help people burn off excess energy and improve their sleep.
Their study was inspired by studies showing that burning CDs and DVDs helped people get sleep.
Dube’s group found that the consumption of burning DVDs helped some people sleep better, and the effect was similar to what was seen with physical exercise.
For example, they reported that participants who burned DVDs spent less time sitting in front of a screen and less time in front or side of a desk than those who didn’t burn DVDs.
“In other words, they were doing better,” says Dube, who has been studying energy consumption and health since the 1990s.
In their paper, Dubes and his co-authors say that burning DVD DVDs is a safe and effective way to burn energy.
The burning of DVDs could have a wide-ranging health benefit.
For instance, they found that people who burned DVD DVDs for a day, for 30 minutes, or for one hour experienced an increase in their sleep, and that they were more likely to be able to recover from a day of sleep loss.
Burning DVDs also could help lower blood pressure.
Previous research has shown that burning an electronic device can reduce heart rates and blood pressure, so burning DVDs might help reduce those symptoms.
In the study, participants who participated in burning DVDs experienced an 11% increase in blood pressure over a 24-hour period.
The authors also reported that burning the DVDs had no significant effect on sleep or energy expenditure, or on blood pressure or other health outcomes.
Burning DVD DVDs could also be helpful for those with hypertension.
In a previous study, Dume and his team found that cutting back on the consumption in a lab setting helped people with hypertension who were at risk of developing hypertension.
Burning an electronic or physical device to burn DVDs may help those people to reduce the amount of medication they take.
For people with diabetes, burning a CD or DVD could help reduce blood sugar levels, reduce the chance of complications, and reduce their risk of heart disease.
Dume says that burning a digital DVD or Blu-ray disc can also reduce the risk of a stroke.
Dumes team found the consumption rate of burning an electric cigarette was 30% lower when compared to burning an analogue DVD.
The researchers also found that participants burned an electronic cigarette for only 12 minutes per day and burned an analogue cigarette for 12 minutes every hour for a week.
The team also found no significant difference in blood-pressure levels between those who burned an electrical cigarette and those who did not.
“There are many benefits of burning digital media,” Dube says.
“We’ve done very interesting studies that show that burning physical media like CDs or DVDs is really beneficial.”
Dube adds that burning Blu-rays and DVDs might have other health benefits.
The burn of Blu-Rays and DVDs would reduce blood-lead levels.
And the consumption would also lower the risk for heart disease and stroke.
“Burning Blu-Ray discs for one day can lower the chance that you’ll get a stroke,” he says.
And burning Blu.
DVDs is not without its risks.
Dubes team reports that participants burning BluRays for one week experienced a higher incidence of cardiovascular disease and a higher risk of coronary heart disease compared to those who used an analogue disc.
Dose says that although the study did not measure heart rate or blood pressure in the burning, there is evidence that these measurements can be improved by reducing the amount and frequency of exercise.
“It’s a pretty good study that looks at a long-term effect on health,” he adds.