Study Finds Link Between Housework and Weight - WBAY

Study Finds Link Between Housework and Weight


A new study suggests there may be a connection between women doing less housework and gaining weight.

The controversial study suggests that women weigh more now than they did in the 1960s because they do less work around the house.

Researchers found in 1965, women did almost 26 hours of housework a week.

In 2010, they did only about 13 hours a week, in part because many women are working more outside the home.

Researchers say since many of those women are now spending more time sitting in offices and not moving around doing housework, average weights have increased.

Some women disagree with the premise of the study and say they work as hard as ever.


New research shows we should get rid of the rule that says you shouldn't exercise too close to bedtime.


Experts with the National Sleep Foundation says if late-night exercise works for you, then go ahead.

They say the idea that people would be too stimulated after a workout to sleep is outdated and most people can get to sleep just fine after exercising.

A recent poll shows people say they sleep better and feel more rested when they exercise, even if it's right before bed.

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