Is Housework the Secret to a Happier, Healthier Life?

Interesting article!





house cleaning womanNo matter how much housework you do — do more! Not only will you clean your home, but you’ll burn more calories, ward off some cancers, even move closer to spiritual enlightenment.

At least, that’s what some researchers and authors promise — clean more, live longer and better.


  • A study of 200,000 women in nine European countries found that housecleaning between 15 and 17 hours a week — a little more than 2 hours per day — cut breast cancer risk by 30% among pre-menopausal women and 20% among post-menopausal women.
  • An Indiana University professor showed that 4 hours of work in and around the house helped hypertensive and pre-hypertensive patients lower their blood pressure, in some cases to normal levels.
  • As little as 20 minutes per day of vigorous housework can cut stress by as much as 20%, according to a University College London survey.

Instead of looking at household chores…

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