Science Says Too Many Chores Can Be Bad for Women

Need an excuse to skip out on some cleaning this weekend?

January 12, 2018

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I have found the people either love to clean or that flat out despise it. In my case, I am not a fan of all the work that goes into cleaning my place, but I know it's something that must be done on a regular basis, so I don't live in squalor. 

When I get on a cleaning kick, watch out! I will turn the place upside down and get into every nook and cranny to get all the dust. Plus there's this incredible feeling of accomplishment after you do a deep clean. It feels great to look all over your home and see it so fresh. Plus, I love the smell of cleaning products. What can I say, I'm a weirdo! 

But ladies you may want to reconsider your long list of chores because a new study has found that too many chores can kill you. The Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology in Germany conducted the research that found that older women are most likely to have their health affected negatively by doing too many chores. Men, on the other hand, had no negative impacts on their health. 

So what's the moral of the story? If you're an older woman, you need to break up your weekly chores over more days instead of doing them all in one day. And if there's a man in your life they need to step up and pitch in now. Still can't convince the man or men in your life to do some housework? Show them this statistic!

"Males thrive more from chores, the study shows, with those who spent three to six hours a day doing housework 25 percent more likely to be in good health than those who did one to three hours."

The study also found that women in the UK spent 4 hours a day on housework!!! Who are these women and how large are their homes? Do they have a horde of children and have endless loads of laundry?

If you keep up with laundry and dishes and dusting then you'll never really have to spend too many hours at a time doing your cleaning because you're on top of things. 

So take some time for your self this weekend ladies and put your feet up and rest. You deserve it!