5 Ways Housework May Affect Your Health
Housework may be more than a necessary, but mindless activity. Learn how simple chores may affect your health.
According to a recent study in PLoS ONE, the increasing rates of women who are obese may be linked to the fact that women are performing fewer household chores and sitting more.
Research reported in the journal American Sociological Review suggests husbands who help out with household chores have less sex than men in so-called "traditional" marriages where housework is done exclusively by the wife.
New research from the Journal of Family Issues concludes that husbands and wives who do chores together have a higher rate of marital satisfaction than couples who strive for exact equality when it comes to splitting up chores.
A recent study suggests that physical activity, even at a modest level (such as washing dishes) can increase life expectancy.
New research by University of Notre Dame sociologist Elizabeth McClintock shows that when married or cohabiting men are employed in heavily female occupations – such as teaching, childcare work, or nursing -they spend more time doing housework than other men.