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'Modern women getting weaker'

Written by Admin |Published : January 23, 2013 9:16 AM IST

New evidence suggests that humans are getting physically weaker and today's generation just doesn't have the muscle power that their parents or grandparents had. In countries like the US, UK and Canada, muscle strength and endurance has declined by 8-10%, according to Dr Grant Tomkinson, senior lecturer in health sciences at the University of South Australia, a leading researcher on trends in fitness over time

And the Daily Mail says that it's the women who are getting weaker. London-based physiotherapist Sammy Margo says he sees a massive epidemic of weak women who have no muscle strength There are skinny women who have no muscles supporting their spine, and overweight ladies who don't have any muscles under the fat, he noted

This is because the majority of young females want to look thin and not strong, says Ken Fox, professor of exercise and health sciences at the University of Bristol. They don't eat much, they don't exercise much, and because of that they have weak musculatures it's really not a healthy way to be, he said. Sedentary lifestyle and lack of protein intake among women are also blame for weakening muscles.

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