Online shopping makes people weak and feeble, says Study. The digital age is surely making shopping easier and accessible for many people. While the online stores are giving us convenience in many matters, they are ruining our muscles, according to a group of physiotherapists. According to a new study, by staying at home and ordering everything direct to us, people are missing out on a whole load of essential muscle-strengthening exercises. A poll of more than 2,000 people found 24 percent of those aged 65 and over admit that they now do no strengthening activities at all each week.
This puts them at increasing risk of falls and other health problems. Professor Karen Middleton, chief executive of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, said, “Online shopping may be very convenient but it does mean that we are losing some of the methods that used to exist for strengthening our muscles. We’re carrying fewer bags home from the supermarket because it arrives at our door.”
She added, “We’re also waiting at home for other goods to be delivered when in the past we would have gone out to buy them. This isn’t an argument against progress. It’s just to show that maintaining strength and being active doesn’t have to mean going to the gym, and we should look for ways to build it into our everyday lives.”
National Health Service guidelines recommend two strengthening exercise sessions a week, be it weight-lifting or simply carrying home your weekly grocery.
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