We all love online shopping. The India women love sales and hence love to buy grocery from Grofers. For fashion, we move to Myntra, for latest deals and lowest prices Flipkart is the best choice. As the online shopping is becoming a craze all around India it is essential to talk about it side effects also.
What is the new study says?
According to the latest research, those people who order almost everything online are reducing their muscular activities. Some of the important muscle strengthening exercises are also deprived due to always staying at home and online shopping.
A survey had conducted of more than 2000 people give shocking results. 24% of these 2000 people have aged more than 65 admitted that now they now do no muscle strengthening exercises at all in a week. That increase their risk to fall and other severe health issues.
What did the researcher say about the study?
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.”
As per the National Health Services, a person must follow two muscle strengthening exercises per week. This session can include weightlifting or carry goods to your home like buying grocery.
Karen continued, “As the guidelines set out, it doesn’t mean immediately hitting the gym to lift weights. o start, it can be digging in the garden or simple body-weight exercises like standing up out of a chair 10 times.”
What did other researchers say about strengthening exercises?
Dr. Justin Varney, Head of Adult Health at Public Health England also shared his views and said: “Your bones start to weaken from your late 20s and muscle mass shrinks from 40, plus musculoskeletal conditions are the biggest cause of sickness absence from work.”
“So it’s not only older people who need to act. Include bone and muscle strengthening and balance-boosting activities into your daily routine and you’ll benefit as you age, increasing the chances of being free from chronic musculoskeletal illness in your 40s, 50s and beyond,” she continued.
Programme lead for Physical Activity at the Centre for Ageing Better, Jess Kuehne, concluded by saying, “We know that undertaking regular activity to strengthen muscles and improve balance can have a significant impact on the quality of your life as you get older and reduce your risk of falls, which are disastrous for both individuals and put heavy demands on our health and social care system.
What we can conclude from this study is while online shopping is making our lives easy but is also ruining our muscular strength. Hence for the sake of our health, we must go outside to buy our daily goods like eatables, clothes books etc.
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