How Your Household Chores Will Benefit Your Health

“But it’s not even Spring?!”, we hear you cry as we nudge for you to clean your flat or house. Nobody likes the actual act of cleaning up or doing their household chores but nothing beats coming home from a bad day at work to a clean bedroom and kitchen.

Unfortunately, everyone has to do house-work. No matter how famous or rich you are, there is some degree of cleanly responsibility you have to take care of. Even superstar rapper 50 Cent has to occasionally take out the bins although he didn’t withhold his right to tweet aggressively about it…

The point is that you should look at housework from a new perspective because according to scientists much smarter than you or I, it might just save your life.

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Okay, that was a bit of an overstatement but the burden of proof isn’t on us right now. According to one study, those of us that don’t army roll out of the sheets and walk away in the mornings but instead spend time making the bed will be more productive.

Motivation is cyclical and a small but positive action like making your bed will start a chain of encouragement that will continue throughout the day.

However, if you are the type of person that leaves cleaning to the last minute – that’s okay too. Washing dishes has the potential to lower nervousness and anxiety levels by a third.

The repetitive action combined with the warm water creates a mindful environment for the brain to work through any unresolved issues – perfect after a particularly stressful day at the office!

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Another study has added to the overwhelming amount of evidence that suggests that kitchen clutter is the devil-incarnate and must be ridded of.

Apparently, people with an extremely cluttered living space are about 77% more likely to be overweight. It’s difficult to live routinely and healthier in a cluttered kitchen. Organisation is the key to every great diet – so what are you waiting for?