New Study Reveals Washing Dishes, Sweeping, and Folding Clothes Can Help Reduce Stress
The world we live in is currently very health conscious. There are a ton of diseases around and we need to keep ourselves mentally and physically fit to battle them. This is why many people are hitting the gyms and trying to stay in shape and be healthy. But, a recent study has shows us some remarkable data.
How would you feel if we told you that you didn’t need a gym membership to stay healthy? Yes, no gym membership required. So, what will you need to do? Just good old-fashioned household work like cleaning, cutting, washing and folding.
1Doing what we hate
Whether we live with our families, roommates or just alone, we hate washing dishes, clothes and other chores. But unfortunately, there has been a new study that reveals why we should do them a lot more and not hate them. This study shows that people who engage in daily chores like washing and cleaning actually live longer.
2What did the study reveal?
The study showed that one does not have to hit the gym every day to live longer but doing small activities every day around the house can also help you live longer. This will not help if your goal is to lose weight or build muscle, for those you will still need to hit the gym.
3Who can use this knowledge?
This is for people who are healthy and have maintained it over the years. This cannot be used for overweight people or people who are unhealthy. If you are healthy and take care of yourself you can do light household activities to improve your physical well-being. If you’re not healthy you’ll still need to go to the gym to get to that position first.
4What does this do?
This study revealed that household activities could be a good replacement for gym work. This means that if you only go to the gym for light exercise and workouts you can get the same benefits by staying at home and working around the house. These light activities are a good substitute for gym workouts.
5How was the study conducted?
The study involved 6,000 participants and they were all between the ages of 63 to 99. The one stand out feature of this study was that all 6,000 participants were women. This study was not just for a couple of months but took over 3 long years where the doctors monitored the health conditions of the women as they did their daily activities.