London: Smartphones make our lives easier and faster, but one study has yielded surprising results. According to this, the invention of the smartphone has increased the feeling of laziness in the people. In some countries, the rate of laziness from smartphones has increased so much that researchers should warn against it.
Researchers have warned that smartphone laziness is dangerously higher in UK residents than in other major Western European countries. The research was conducted between 2007 and 2017 and interestingly, the first iPhone launched in Europe itself in 2007. In these 10 years, there has been an alarming 22 percent increase in the sedentary behavior of British adults.
This increase is due to lifestyle changes in adults between the ages of 35 and 44. At this age, people used to go around and take part in various activities, but later they started to spend their free time with smartphones. Speaking all over Europe, the level of slowness has increased by about 8 percent. France grew by 17.8 percent, Germany by 7.4 percent, Spain by 3.9 percent and Italy by at least 0.2 percent. Adults in these countries spend 4 hours using the smartphone.
The increase in laziness is considered dangerous, as physical inactivity usually causes illnesses such as type 2 diabetes and cancer. It has also been reported that about 12 percent (70 thousand deaths) of deaths in Britain are due to inactivity. Researchers have urged relevant governments to ask citizens to do physical activities other than just going to the gym, given the dire situation.
Researchers think the increase in laziness is a result of technological advancements, as things like streaming platforms keep people clinging to smartphones.
Professor Schian Mayo Mauriz, who conducted research at King Juan Carlos University in Spain, said, “The increase in physical inactivity can be attributed to technologies such as smartphones and streaming services, as people use these technologies for work and leisure.” Keep using Our findings suggest that governments should not only encourage physical activity, but also focus on reducing the amount of time people sit each day. ”
This research is published in the journal BCM Public Health.