CLEAN HOUSE, FIT BODY
WHY HOUSEWORK KEEPS YOU TRIM
People with a tidy house are more likely to be fit than those who live in a messy abode, according to a new US study. Researchers assessed the physical activity levels of almost 1000 people and rated the appearance of their homes and immediate vicinity.
“The interior condition of their house seemed to be the only thing affecting their physical activity,” says study author Nicole Keith of Indiana University-Purdue University. “If you spend your day cleaning and doing laundry, you’re active,” she explains.
People may not take 30 minutes to go for a walk, but they’ll take 30 minutes to clean their home, she added.