There is new advice older people to keep their strength and live longer – carry your own shopping. The Chartered Society Physiotherapy (CSP) in the UK says it is imperative the over-65s to keep active to maintain their strength they age. It warns that millions of people risk falling over or injuring themselves because they are failing to maintain their strength. Falls the elderly cause the vast majority hip injuries. The CSP says nearly a quarter over-65s don't do any exercises to keep their muscles strong. A CSP spokesperson said: "For those 65 and over, they can also include activities that involve stepping and jumping, like dancing, or chair aerobics."
One recommendation the CSP made to the over-65s is to carry shopping home the supermarket. It warns against Internet shopping, noting that while it is convenient, the rise Internet shopping means fewer people are getting their "shopping workout". Professor Karen Middleton, chief executive of CSP, said: "Research shows getting stronger brings a whole host health benefits so it is incredibly important that people don't overlook strengthening when being active." She also suggested gardening, vacuuming and standing out of a chair 10 times. Professor Middleton added: "We must move past the idea that becoming weaker and frailer is inevitable as we get older."