- New research reveals what the strain of supporting your team through thick and thin can do to your appearance
- Hair loss, weight gain, swollen ankles are some of the long-term side effects of supporting your team
- Supporting underperforming teams present risk to football fans, with fans binge ‘comfort eating’ to get over the result
With football fans still unable to attend live games, a shocking set of new visualisations predict what supporters could look like 10, 20 and 30 years from now if they continue unhealthy matchday habits and are forced to continue watching live games from their homes.
The tool gives footy fans a glimpse into the future of what they may look like if they succumb to the lifestyle of an average football fan.
Researchers from OnlineCasinos.co.uk analysed data from a variety of academic studies and using 3D rendering techniques created an online interactive tool to showcase the worst case scenarios through models, ‘Joe’ and ‘Lisa’.
One of the main physical changes a fan can expect to see is obesity, specifically abdominal obesity. With one of the studies analysed highlighting the average football fan consumes 10,000 calories every matchday unless footy fans are burning off all those pints, it will lead to calorie overload, with the body storing excess fat around the midriff and chest.
But it’s even worse if your team loses. Research published in the journal of Physiological Science found sports fans of teams who do not perform well on the pitch are even more susceptible to weight gain. Saturated fat intake increased by 16 per cent among sports fans whose team lost the previous weekend, compared to a nine per cent decrease among those whose teams won.
Hair loss due to stress (Alopecia Areata), ‘cankles’ – caused by a build-up of fluid in the leg and ankle from sitting and standing for long periods of time – blotchy skin and tiredness from a lack of vitamin D and postural issues from hunching over mobile and eating meals on laps are all accounted for in the interactive online tool.
Given Manchester United’s current woes, Red Devils are at particular risk and should pay close attention to their lifestyle habits; staying away from the booze and junk food to console themselves during these challenging times.
The above models have been devised with a team of medical researchers to show what could happen in worst-case scenarios. To avoid looking like Joe and Lisa, we recommend implementing the following lifestyle changes. These are: The interactive tool features a variety of football clubs, check it out to see how YOU could look here: https://www.onlinecasinos.co.uk/future-sports-fans.htm
- Consume a Healthy Diet
- Exercise and Move About
- Avoid Social Media After a Loss
- Check your Posture
- Go to Bed at a Reasonable Time, Relative to When you Wake up