Shopping good for you
THERE is a down side to the rise of online shopping, physiotherapists say.
It is ruining people’s muscles because they no longer carry groceries.
“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,” said Professor Karen Middleton, the society’s chief executive. “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.
“We should look for ways to build it into our everyday lives.
“To start, it can be digging in the garden or simple bodyweight exercises such as standing up out of a chair up to ten times.”