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A recent study shows that women who do less housework tend to be more overweight.
USA Today reports of a new study published in PLoS One that used information from the American Heritage Time Use Study. The information was a collection of data from the year 1965 to 2010 that summarized the way that women spend their time throughout their day.
The results actually are evidence of the new lifestyles that we now attain.
In 1965, women spent 25.7 hours doing housework a week. In 2010, they only spent 13.3 hours per week doing housework.
You don’t realize how much of a workout that you can actually get just by doing your daily chores. Vacumming for an hour can burn 238 calories and a half hour of scrubbing down the bathroom can burn 200 calories, as stated in Lansing state Journal.
Nowadays, women are either at work sitting in an office or are just more adapted to sitting dand watching T.V. due to the change in the way we live our lives now opposed to the common lifestyle of the 1960s.