It’s the perfect excuse to unplug the vacuum and abandon the washing up – housework can actually be bad for your health according to research published earlier this year.
Scientists in the U.S. tested over 100 working men and women and found those who took on most of the responsibility for running the home had significantly higher blood pressure than those who left it to their partner.
The strongest link with high blood pressure came from worries over how to get domestic chores such as cooking, cleaning and shopping done.
The findings, published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine, suggest it’s not the workload itself but the stress about how to cope with it that causes the damage.
And, added to this, studies suggest that using household cleaning products could increase the risk of developing asthma. This data is from the Municipal Institute of Medical Research in Spain.
Another reason to employ Houseproud Cleaning and Home Help Services within your home.